The Acer Iconia Tab A110
Has the Amazon Kindle Fire kindled a fire... Ever since the Amazon Kindle Fire launched last year for $199, that figure ($199) has been viewed as the sweet spot for Android tablets. Rightly so too, as Amazon was estimated to have shipped six million Fire’s over that first holiday period, seeing it become the most used Android tablet in the US by the end of February 2012.
Google certainly took notice, as well as ASUS as Google has rumors of plans for them to release a $200 Nexus tablet running the next version of Android, it will be the first to rock the Android 4.1 - A.K.A.: Jelly Bean.
The prospect of a competitively priced, powerful Android tablet is exciting, but it remains speculative as none have been announced to date. Last month, Nvidia talked about its Kai platform, which would bring quad-core power to these tablets.
The shape of things to come: The Acer Iconia Tab A110 has quad-core power and Android 4.0, all for a reported $200, it’s a 7-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 or with 1280 x 800 resolution depending on whether this is a Kai tablet which has not been confirmed. and it’s powered by a Nvidia processor, 1GB of RAM, 7-inch , a microSD card slot, a front-facing camera, HDMI connectivity and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
So Acer is trying to make the "affordable tablet with all the bells and whistles". As Amazon well knows that the $199 price tag is the real "deal breaker", as the other manufacturers for all other Android tablets hope to cash in on. Looking at a September launch date, I look forward to holding one.