Acer has finally issued a press release introducing the Iconia Tab A200 tablet. We’ve already seen a promo video, photos, and an FCC listing for the tablet. But now we have a press release, launch information, and spec sheet, thanks to the folks at Netbook News.
On paper, the Iconia Tab A200 looks an awful lot like the Acer Iconia Tab A500 which has been available for much of 2011. There are two key difference though.
The new model will ship this month with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but Acer will roll out a software update with Android 4.0 in January. The new model also has a slightly new case design and comes in a choice of two colors: red or gray.
Acer’s new tablet has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz NVIDiA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of storage. It has a 3260mAh, 24.1 Whr battery which Acer says should provide up to 8 hours of video playback time.
There’s a front-facing 2MP camera, but no rear camera. The tablet has 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and a microSD card slot. It measures 10.2″ x 6.9″ x 0.5″ and weighs 1.6 pounds. In other words, it’s about the same size as the Iconia Tab A500, but it’s a tiny bit lighter.
The A200 will probably be Acer’s new budget model tablet. The company also plans to launch a tablet with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor in 2012, and that model may have a high resolution 1920 x 1200 pixel display. It will likely cost a bit more than the A200.