Acer still hasn’t actually announced that it’s building a new Android tablet called the Acer Iconia Tab A200. But the company has put together a demo video for the tablet which is designed to tug at your heartstrings a bit.
The video confirms that the tablet will have a full-sized USB port as well as what look like microUSB and micro HDMI ports. There’s a microSD card slot, and the tablet appears to have a 10 inch display. It runs Android 3.x or newer operating system, as well as a front-facing camera for video chat.
You can also see the kids chatting with grandpa while he’s floating in a room bathed in white light for some reason… maybe he’s dead? A seance feature would certainly help the A200 stand out from the crowd.
The Iconia Tab A200 has been making its way through regulatory agencies including the Bluetooth SIG and FCC over the last few weeks. Word on the street is that it will be Acer’s new low-cost 10 inch tablet, featuring an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1280 x 800 pixel display. Acer may also be working on higher-end devices with NVIDIA Tegra 3 chips and higher resolution displays.
via The Verge
Seance is a great idea! “Getting in touch with departed loved ones? There’s an App for that! ™”. My prediction: the A200 version would work OK on the A200, but it would be sideloaded to other devices where it would either not work at all, or only show half of the desired apparition, or FC while a call is in progress and leave open a Doom-style portal to Hell.
Meanwhile, Apple would do their own version which would look and work great, but only allow you to contact one ghost (no prizes for guessing who that would be…). Microsoft would create yet another marketing disaster with their “Live Tiles for your Dead Friends” catchphrase. RIM would put a typical Enterprise spin on it by contacting imprisoned executives instead of dead people.
Are there many patents in this field yet?
Poor name…. a200 would make more sense if it was the next 7″ version. A600 should be the next 10″
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