Having dominated the PC scene for quite some time, Acer is starting to feel the heat of the Apple iPad. Consequently, the Taiwanese company is finally unleashing its first Android tablet in the form of the Acer Iconia Tab A500 – obviously named that way so that it can become an icon amongst the sea of tablets in the market. Now, what’s a tablet without some usually overpriced accessories to go along with it — right?
Available to purchase soon is the Acer Iconia Tab A500 docking station and remote control. Despite its already adequate size of 10.1-inch screen, sometimes you can’t help to want to see things in bigger display – exactly what the docking station will provide.
HDMI output is handily provided on the docking station – allowing you to hook up the tablet with larger external display. Meanwhile, the remote control will eliminate the need to get up from your couch and command the tablet wirelessly.
Once you’ve exhausted the collections on your video vault, you can always try rooting your Iconia Tab A500. The geniuses down at XDA-developers have done it again – as you can now gain super administrator access – among other things – on the Honeycomb tablet. As per usual a step-by-step process has been provided by the team, which you can check here. It seems like a fairly simple process, where you don’t even require a PC. So you don’t have to sweat too much.
The tablet sports the usual specs – a dual-core 1GHz processor, 10-inch display, 1GB RAM, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a 5mp rear-facing camera and a 2mp front-facing camera, etc – and is already selling for $450 per piece.