Acer Iconia Tab A501 4G Set To Hit AT&T September 18th

AT&T announced today that the Acer Iconia Tab A501 will go on sale nationwide Sept. 18th. This HSPA+ Tegra-2 loaded tablet will be selling for $330 with a new two-year contract, or can be bought as a contract free 16GB version for $480. You should take note though that this isn’t an LTE device, so you’ll have to deal with AT&T’s slower speeds once their HSPA+ network hits your area.

Note that the A501 is¬†essentially the A500 without carrier support (WiFi only). The A501 may be hard to swallow since Amazon has the A500 up right now for $363. If needing to be on a carrier network with your tablet is your thing, this could be a great choice. Who’s getting one?

[via slashgear]

  • Stan Jez

    I purchased an a501 some the months ago. Mine is completely unlocked. (I guess some things are done differently here in Australia) I can drop in any data card from any carrier here and it works well. However, rather than purchasing another plan I tend to just tether my existing phone to the tablet. Ok, I know,I should have just purchased the wifi version but I got such a good deal I couldn’t pass it up.
    How do I like it? I love it. Its responsive, fast and the external full size USB is worth its weight in gold. Just recently I installed Skype and it worked very well in video mode.
    I’m sure there are some fine contenders out there, but I’m very satisfied with mine.
    Occasionally, when I see magazine reviews,I wonder whether there happens to be a bit of bias that creeps in.
    I’m now just waiting for the next update to come by. (ice cream sandwich towards the end of the year)