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Acer announces the Iconia A3 tablet along with new color options for Iconia A1 and B1


With IFA ready to kick off in a few days, a couple of manufacturers are going ahead an announcing things a little early. Acer happens to be one of those companies. They just announced the Iconia A3 tablet. It has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with a 1.2GHz quad-core A7 CPU. They didn’t tell us the brand, but we are thinking MediaTek. The A3 also comes with a 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, micro HDMI, Dolby Digital Plus speakers, and Android 4.2.2.

Pricing is €250 ($330) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and €300 ($395) for the 16GB 3G/Wi-Fi model. They will also offer 32GB versions, but no pricing was specified. You can expect to see the Wi-FI-only model in select markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting in October, while the 3G/Wi-Fi models will be in the same markets, but not until November.

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Acer announces updated Iconia B1 with 3G and quad-core options

Acer Iconia B1-front_hand

The Acer Iconia B1 just became available only a couple of months ago, but Acer just announced new versions slated for June. They will now offer a 3G version that will feature a MediaTek quad-core processor. The WiFi version will still have the 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, but both versions will get bumped up to 1GB of RAM as opposed to 512MB of RAM. You will also have your choice of 8GB or 16GB for storage, but they offer a microSD slot for expandability. The display on both devices remains the same, 7-inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Last but not least, the materials are more of a premium feel similar to the Iconia A1, and the back will be white.

Pricing starts at €129 for the WiFi version and €179 for the 3G version. Expect to see these mid-June in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Hit the break for the full presser.

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Acer’s rumored Iconia B1 will launch as Iconia B this month for $150


We first spotted Acer’s affordable 7-inch Iconia B1 tablet last month, where it was rumored the device would launch globally at a staggering $99 price point. Well, new information has leaked out today suggesting the device would in fact launch as the Iconia B this month. The tablet is slated to make its world debut in India for 7,999 INR, which equates to around $150 US, a bit more than originally rumored.

If you’re unfamiliar, the Acer Iconia B  runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and sports a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core MediaTek processor and 512MB of RAM. Users will also get 8GB of on board storage with expansion available through the included micro SD slot.

Source: NDTV
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