Jan 09 AT 6:39 PM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Quick hands-on overview of the dual-core Acer Iconia Android tablet

Stopping by the NVIDIA booth ,we got to take a quick look at the recently announced Acer Iconia. The Iconia we played with was running on Android 2.2, though we were promised that Acer will be waiting to launch the tablet so that they have time to load up Honeycomb. The Acer Iconia’s hardware was pretty impressive with a 10-inch capacitive display (capable of tracking 8 simultaneous touch points), an NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, full aluminum case, and nearly as many ports as a desktop computer. The Iconia’s ports include a full USB, microUSB, docking connection, and a dedicated charging connection.

Rumor has it that the Acer Iconia also includes support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, but none of the units we spotted were activated on the network. Similar to the Motorola XOOM, the Iconia does not feature any hardware or capacitive buttons on the front of the device. The Motorola XOOM may have won the CNET Best of Show award, but the Acer Iconia will definitely give Motorola’s tablet some heavy competition once it’s made available to the public.

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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