IFA hasn't started yet but the ball seems to have already started rolling with Acer announcing its new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 tablet. The company has also revealed a set of new color options for its Iconia A1 and Iconia B1 tablets.
Launched at the beginning of this year, the Iconia B1 is an entry-level tablet sporting a 7-inch screen and a dual-core MediaTek MTK8317T processor running at 1.2 GHz. The Iconia A1, on the other hand, was announced last May and has a larger 7.9-inch screen and a faster 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK8125 chip. The Iconia B1 will now be offered in oceanic blue and vermilion red while the Iconia A1 will come in white, smoky grey, and ivory gold color options.
The new Iconia A3 is intended to be the perfect entertainment partner. A 10.1-inch 1280x800 display gives the tablet a 16:10 aspect ratio that is perfect for viewing videos. The Dolby Digital Plus system and stereo speakers placed on both sides of the tablet is set to offer users an immersive audio experience. The A3's 1.2 GHz quad-core cortex A7 processor, most probably also from MediaTek, gives the horsepower needed to deliver smooth video playback and mobile gaming, as well as a responsive user interface. The tablet is also riddled with connectivity options such as WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, and a micro HDMI port for sharing media to other devices or screens. It also has configurations for 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD slot, to store your favorite music and videos.
The A3 is set to be available in Africa, Middle East, and Europe with a suggested retail price of 249 euros, roughly $330, for the WiFi only version while the 3G variant will have a 299 euro, around $400, price tag.