Another Acer tablet on show here at Mobile World Congress was the Acer Iconia A500 – the 10 inch version of the A100, essentially. This one’s a bit different: inputs and slots and all those gizmos have been moved around a bit, and it’s bigger obviously.
It also has no capacitive buttons, but in its Android 2.3 form, you can bring up Android’s controls to navigate through the OS. We’re told Android 3.0 will be ready in time for launch. This also looks an awful lot like that Verizon prototype we saw earlier, but I’m not confirming that.
It has NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor, as you’d surely expect, and an HD resolution to feed all of your favorite content to you in full HD. HDMI-out is present just as in the A100, and the A500 has an extra USB port – it’s standard in size.
It also has a front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Speaker grills sit at the bottom of the device on the back. All of its components are housed inside of an aluminum unibody structure, so it looks and feels great all around.
Once this thing is fully ready for launch and has the software acer intends for it to have, it’ll be just as hot of an item as the XOOM, Galaxy Tab 2, and the LG Optimus Pad are. Be on the lookout for it sometime this quarter or next. Video is above.