Those in the market for a 4G tablet that won’t make a huge hole in your bank account can now rejoice. As Android fans, we respect manufacturers that offer quality Android products at a good price. Such is the case with Acer’s Iconia Tab A500. This tablet has already earned our respect and is now expanding its horizons to AT&T’s 4G network.
AT&T announced that this tablet will be coming to its network, but with a slightly different name. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 is basically the same device as the A500, but with HSPA+ (not LTE) radios in its guts.
September 18 seems to be a special day for AT&T. We recently found out that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play bundle was coming to AT&T’s network for only $49.99, and this tablet comes with a very friendly price tag, as well. For only $479.99 without a contract and $329.99 with a 2-year contract, this is one of the cheapest tablets with carrier data radios.
This tablet has everything you could expect of a Honeycomb tablet: Android 3.x Honeycomb (of course), a 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch screen. All at a price lower than that of some comparable WiFi-only tablets. This deal is a no-brainer.
The available data plans are below:
- Postpaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $10 per 1 GB of overage. Customers on the 250 MB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $14.99 per 250 MB of overage. Charges will appear on customers’ monthly wireless statements.
- Prepaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment may choose to purchase an additional 2 GB for $25. Charges will appear on customers’ credit card statements.
What do you guys say? Is anyone going for the Acer Iconia Tab A501 on AT&T’s HSPA+ network? What do current Iconia Tab A500 owners say? Would you recommend this tablet to your fellow Android fans?