Acer has decided not to wait until IFA officially kicks off and has announced its Iconia A3 10″ tablet in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions.
The slate is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU. The 10″ display is of IPS variety and features a modest 1280 x 800 pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of 149ppi.
The Acer Iconia A3 boasts what the company calls optimal speaker placemen for great audio experience, which is further enhanced by the Dolby Digital Plus chip on board. It provides a 5.1-channel surround sound experience on headphones. The tablet will be offered in a couple of storage options – 16GB and 32GB – both of which have microSD card slot for further memory expansion.
The battery capacity isn’t specified, but Acer claims 9 hours of video playback, which sounds about right for a tablet of this size. At the back of the tablet, there’s a 5MP camera capable of shooting full HD video, in case you have no other device next to you to do the job.
The company has backed some pretty neat extras on the software side. Most notable of which are the Acer IntelliSpin and Acer Touch WakeApp. The IntelliSpin feature ensures that the tablet’s screen will continue to rotate to match the tablet’s orientation when turned even when lying flat. The Touch WakeApp functionality provides users with fast access to their favorite apps straight from sleep mode.
The Acer Iconia A3 16GB Wi-Fi version will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa early October with a starting price of €249, while the 3G version will come out in early November for €299.