Acer launches Iconia Tab A110 an overpriced Nexus 7 wannabe

first_imgOn October 30th, there will be a new 7-inch Android tablet hitting retail shelves in North America. While you’re probably hoping that means the new 32GB Nexus 7, it’s actually Acer trying to sneak its new Iconia Tab A110 into the limelight.It’s a decent little 7-inch slate, powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz (sound familiar?). There’s also 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 2 megapixel Hangout-friendly front-facing camera.Based on how the A110 looks on paper, Acer’s going to have a tough time selling this 7-incher. With the base model priced at $229, it’s a full $30 more than the Nexus 7. And that 1024×600 resolution isn’t as sharp as what you’d get if you gave your money directly to Google instead. You’ll also be giving up about 900mAh of additional power if you opt for the A110.But hey, at least the A110 has a microSD expansion slot and a micro HDMI port.With that 32GB Nexus 7 all but confirmed, there’s a good chance Google’s tablets will see either a spec or pricing shakeup on the same day the Ionia Tab A110 is set to launch — invites have already gone out, so we’ll know soon enough just how much trouble the A110 is in.You’ve got to give Google bonus points for timing on the event now that Acer’s revealed a launch date for it’s latest slab. Is someone trying to send a strong message  about that whole Aliyun OS kerfuffle?last_img read more