Acer Announces 10-inch Iconia A3 Tablet To Be Unveiled At IFA 2013

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In addition the the new laptops, All-in-one desktops and smartphones it plans to unveil at IFA Berlin, Acer will be taking the wraps off of a new 10-inch Android tablet, the Iconia A3. The Iconia A3 will come with a 1280 x 800 resolution display with wide viewing angles and Dolby Digital Plus speakers on each side, along with a quad-core 1.2-GHz cortex A7 processor and Android 4.2 OS. The Iconia A3 also boasts Acer’s Intellispin feature which will detect the device’s orientation even while it is laying on a flat surface.

Measuring a slim 0.39 inches and weighing just 21 ounces, the Iconia A3 has a silver profile and white back cover that are similar to those on previous Acer tablets. It will also sport a 5-MP rear camera, along with a micro HDMI port and a microSD card reader. Consumers can choose between 16GB and 32GB of internal storage as well as Wi-Fi and 3G models.

The Wi-Fi version of the Iconia A3 will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in early October for 249 Euros (converts to US$328) while the 3G configuration will be available in those regions a month later in November for 299 Euros (US$394). The company has yet to release U.S. pricing.

Considering the modest specs and pricing, the A3 looks to attract budget-conscious users who want a 10-inch tablet, but don’t want to spend a lot of money to get one. Whether it stands out in a crowded Android tablet marketplace remains to be seen.

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Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  1. tonystark1k Says:

    One other tablet to launch this month is the Pipo M9 Pro -€209($285) – which packs in a solid device with an impressive price and compares to the new Nexus 10, and offers a 10.1″ 1900X1200 PLS display (Samsung brand), along with Quad Core performance — with a Rockchip 3188/1.6 GHz processor / 2GB Ram – which handles most tablet needs quite well, including 3D gaming, with just one example performing flawlessly is the graphics-intense Riptide GP2; the Pipo M9 Pro also features built-in GPS navigation, MicroSD memory, premium dual speakers, a 7600 mAh battery, Dual WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth, Dual Cameras, and the option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user-friendly Windows style interface; and a 3G HSPA+ edition is also available for slightly more –

    One source to offer this new device is –T ab l e t S p r i nt– which has complete specs for the Pipo M9 Pro as well as features a few other new models worth reviewing to be released later this month…

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