Acer Iconia A500 Tablet: CES 2011 VIDEO Update

Just a day ago, Tim here at OSM kindly brought you news about this year’s CES show and what Acer will be offering. With this year reported as being the year for the tablet device, developers are keen to get in on the act and Acer are no exception to the rule with the new Iconia A500 tablet pc. Although Tim gave you an update on specifications, its the guys over at Engadget that today, have previewed the LTE device in the flesh and given us a glimpse via video.

The 10-incher is currently running on Android 2.2 Froyo but on launch will be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. A 10-point contact responsive touchscreen will incorporate the standard Android buttons such as home, back and menu in a different place and not on the bezel. With the action of swiping the corner of the screen to the left, will give you access to a small menu of virtual options.

Built into the tablet will be a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor with a gyroscope, therefore ideally positioning itself within the gaming world. Included into the design is a full size USB port as well as micro-USB on one side of the tablet, along with a charging socket and dock connector positioned on the bottom, and front and rear facing camera with LED flash.

Check out the video from Engadget via the CES show 2011. Let us know your thoughts on Acer’s new tablet? Does it stand any chance against other competitors?