Another piece of tablet news has emerged, this once from Acer's IT camp, though it is more of a rumor involving the Iconia Tab instead of an actual announcement, not that all other tablets haven't seen their own share of leaks.
It looks like not a day goes by without at least one leak, rumor or press release regarding one of those things called tablets.
Since their emergence last year, such products have been eating away at the market share of netbooks and laptops overall.
Even just today, Sony's S1 and S2 slates made the news, as did Toshiba's Thrive tablet for getting a much needed update.
Now, it is Acer's Iconia Tab that has garnered some attention, courtesy of Rogers, whose lineup will soon grow to include it, much like it already has the LG Optimus Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
For those that do not remember, the Acer Iconia Tab is one of the multiple slates based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2 platform.
Based on the ARM architecture, the SoC (system-on-chip) has two cores, each of which operates at a clock of 1 GHz.
The 10.1-inch display has a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, while the rest of the feature set is at least partially similar to that of rival products (memory card reader, USB, WiFi, etc.).
Also, again like rival products, the Iconia Tab has two webcams, one at the front (2 megapixels) for video chats and the like, plus a stronger one (5 megapixels) at the back, for photo and video shooting.
The product should enter Rogers' product collection sometime during the ongoing third quarter or in the fourth quarter, or so reports say.
Considering that October is expected to bring NVIDIA's Kal-El Tegra 3 and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2, sooner is more likely than later.
New Acer Iconia Tab Soon Arrives at Rogers