The Acer Iconia Tab A500, released at the same time as ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (25th April) and well over 2 months after Motorola Xoom, is seeing great success as Acer’s production partner, Compal Electronics, has shipped around 210,000 units in April – a number that suggests Acer overtaking the Motorola Xoom in the near future. Acer also plans to sell 1 million tabs by the end of the 2nd quarter. Very impressive if they can pull it off.
The 10.1 incher packing impressive specs like a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB ram, 16GB of space, 5 mp rear-facing and 2 mp front-facing cameras, and the usual was first exclusively offered by Best Buy. Other retailers like Amazon, Staples and OfficeMax have stocked up as well, owing to its success.
Despite not being promoted as heavily as Motorola Xoom, the tab is selling well – so it wouldn’t be unjust to say a lot of (if not all) the credit goes to the price set by Acer. It costs only $450 and offers almost everything the Motorola Xoom does, if not more. It even has a docking station coming soon and a wireless bluetooth keyboard to enhance the overall experience.
The success has also been a little overwhelming to Acer as they’re finding it a little hard to meet the demand, so don’t be surprised if they face shortage issues in the near future. Fortunately, there have not been any shortage issue so far, so this may be the right time to jump on the bandwagon and get your Acer Iconia Tab A500.
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