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AT&T-Bound Acer Iconia Tab A501 to Sport Newer Hardware Components Than WiFi Tab



Acer has filed an addendum with the FCC for regulatory approval of the Acer Iconia Tab A501, which is a variant of the 10-inch Iconia Tab A500 tablet that was launched earlier. In addition to the 3G/4G HSPA+ tablet now supporting increased storage–it’s been bumped to 64 GB–it seems that Acer is also swapping out some internal components in favor of new hardware.

These new components include new touch and image sensors. It’s unclear what differences these new components will affect the final product, and how different the touchscreen experience will differ from the WiFi-only Iconia Tab A500 that’s currently on the market.

Given the increased cost of adding a wireless mobile broadband modem on the tablet to support AT&T’s network–Apple’s iPad for instance comes with a $130 premium for the 3G functionality–it’s unclear what the final pricing of the 3G/4G Iconia Tab A501 will be. while Acer has maintained a fairly competitive price for its WiFi-only devices, offering various levels of storage options to keep the entry-level price low, a 64 GB model for AT&T’s 3G/4G network may alienate customers if priced too high.

Via: Wireless Goodness

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