Acer is getting ready to launch a new Android tablet that can be seen as a threat to the iPad Mini.
Called Iconia A1-810, the device sports a 7.9 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels – just like Apple’s smaller tablet. That aside, the new Iconia runs the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and features: a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8125 processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, HDMI port, VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. The tablet weighs 460 grams, measures 208,7 x 145,7 x 10,5 mm, and has a 3,250 mAh battery.
Most likely, the Iconia A1-810 is the rumored quad-core 8 inch Acer tablet that we told you about in January. The Taiwanese company should also introduce a new 10 inch tablet later this year.
French online retailer Rue Du Commerce has priced the Acer Iconia A1-810 at €199 – €140 less than an iPad Mini 16GB. The A1-810 is expected to be in stock starting June 3. I assume it will also be available in other markets pretty soon.