It looks like Acer may have something up its sleeves to compete with Asus and its Google partnership in creating the Nexus 7 tablet. The Acer rival was recently spotted over at the U.S. regulatory agency, the FCC, for approval with the model number A110. The tablet, like the Nexus 7, will debut with a 7-inch display and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor.
So far, Acer has remained quiet about the Acer Iconia Tab A110 and the company has not yet made any formal announcements. Acer has historically created relatively affordable Android slates, so we have no doubt that the Iconia Tab A110 will be budget-friendly. Yet, it’s unclear if Acer can match Google’s price point at $199 for the Iconia Tab A110; it is speculated that Google is selling the Nexus 7 at cost at that low price point.
We’ll have to wait for Acer to announce the Iconia Tab A110 to learn more about the device, see what it will be priced at, and examine if it will be competitive against the Nexus 7 and other 7-inch tablets.
Additionally, this Fall, Apple is also rumored to debut a smaller iPad dubbed the iPad Mini with a 7.85-inch display.