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AT&T Announces Acer's Tegra 2 Iconia Tablet

We first saw Acer's Iconia tablet at an invite-only event in New York City last fall. At the time, Acer said very little about the device, preferring instead to focus on its dual-screen laptop from the same line. The 10-inch tablet was officially unveiled in January of this year, but Acer didn’t have much to say about availability. Yesterday, at CTIA in Florida, AT&T provided some insight.

AT&T, which made headlines earlier this week when it announced plans to acquire T-Mobile USA, yesterday revealed that it would be carrying the Acer Iconia A501 tablet this summer. Packing that increasingly common Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset, the tablet boasts a 10.1-inch display with "ten-point multitouch," 1080p video playback via HDMI-out, a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, a HD webcam up front, Android Honeycomb, and Flash 10.1 support. On top of Honeycomb, the device will sport Acer's own custom UI, “Acer UI 4.5.”

The tablet shown off at CES actually came with a different model number, A500, and featured an LTE radio for use on Verizon Wireless's '4G' network. However, it seems Acer has a new model, the A501, just for AT&T. According to the network, its version of the tablet will also support 4G.

No word on pricing or a precise release (nothing more specific than 'Q2' was offered), so we'll keep an eye out for any more information.