Acer Iconia Tab A501 Coming To AT&T's HSPA+ Networkby Jason Inofuentes on September 12, 2011 1:24 PM EST
Acer made a value play with their Acer Iconia A500, and the results left something to be desired. How much of that was Honeycomb growing pains is hard to say, but they've added another model to their stable with the Acer Iconia A501. If the incremental model number is any indication to you, then you already know this isn't a big revision. To review, this is a 10.1" Honeycomb tablet, sporting a Tegra 2 SoC and 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. A microSD slot provides expandability and the regular assortment of cameras and WiFi are included. Sound like a lot of tablets you've heard of before? Yeah. Indeed, the key change is the addition of an HSPA+ modem providing mobile broadband speeds courtesy of AT&T's network. Availability starts this Sunday with the 16 GB model going for $499 and the 32 GB model $549, a $50 premium on the WiFi version. We'll let you know what else is in store when we get our hands on one.