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Acer and Verizon to launch Iconia A500 tablet

The new 4G tablet Iconia A500 has been announced by Acer and Verizon and is expected to run on Honeycomb, though with a customised user interface from Acer.

Acer has launched a new tablet called Iconia Tab A500 on Verizon’s LTE network. The 4G tablet device from Acer runs on Android, and though the version of the OS has not been specified, it is expected to be Honeycomb.

Acer’s Iconia A500 has a proprietary user interface called Acer’s UI 4.5 on top of the Android UI. As a result, Android’s usual home, menu and back buttons are missing. Acer Iconia Tab A500 comes with a 10.1 inch capacitive 10 point multi touch screen, Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset and a gyroscope which enables the tablet to change its orientation by precisely calculating its tilt on 6 axes.

In a press statement, the vice president of Acer’s smart handheld business unit, said, “We are proud to once again offer users the most advanced technologies. With the Iconia Tab A500 supporting 4G LTE, users will be able to wirelessly navigate, download or stream as seamlessly as they do with a wired connection. This is indeed another step toward a truly mobile internet experience.”

The shipping date has not been specified by the company yet, but since it seems to be dependent on Honeycomb, Acer and Verizon’s Iconia A500 may not be available before March.

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