MWC 2011: Acer Iconia A100 and A500 reviews – first look videos

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The talk is all tablets and Acer has joined the conversation with two new devices, launched this week at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC).

The Iconia 100 is the smaller of the family with a seven inch (1024 x 600 resolution) screen.

It runs Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor and has a mini HDMI output, along with its mini USB port.

Along with a multitude of built-in applications, the A100 sports a five megapixel rear-facing camera along with a two megapixel front-facing camera, enabling video calls.

Take a look at our video below to check it out.

The Iconia A500 comes in at a much more sizeable 10.1in with a 1280 x 800 resolution screen. It does make it heftier though, weighing in at 700g.

It runs on the same Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core chip as its little brother, the A100, and has the same sized cameras.

However, the incorporation of a full size HDMI to stream content to your TV is a definite improvement.

See what you think of the A500 by looking at our hands on video below.

Both the Iconia 100 and the Iconia 500 were running Android 2.2 on the test models we filmed but the company confirmed they would be running on 3.0 or Honeycomb at launch in April.


Acer Iconia A100 Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS Display: seven inch with 1024 x 600 resolution OS: Android 3.0 Honeycomb Camera: 5mp rear camera and 2mp front facing camera Processor: Dual core 1GHz Memory: 8GB Dimensions: 117 x 195 x 13mm Weight: 450g Battery: Li-Ion 1530 mAh Acer Iconia A500 Connectivity: Wi-Fi, bluetooth and A-GPS Display: 10.1 inches with 1280 x 800 resolution OS: Android 3.0 Honeycomb Camera: 5mp rear camera and 2mp front facing camera Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Memory: 16GB or 32GB Dimensions: 177 x 260 x 13.3m Weight: 700g Battery: 3260mAh

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