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AT&T Readies 4G Acer Tablet

Dallas – AT&T
will offer a 4G version of Acer’s 10.1-inch tablet with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
OS through its stores nationwide and through its website.

Sales of the Acer
Iconia Tab A501 through AT&T outlets begin Sept. 18 at $479 without a two-year
service contract or at $329 with a two-year contract for a new $35, 3GB monthly
data plan. 

The tablet
features a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen, Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core
processor, and 4G HSPA+ technology, not 4G LTE technology.

Consumers who
don’t sign a two-year service contract can opt for a prepaid or postpaid
month-to-month service plan. The postpaid plan costs $14.99 for 250MB of data
or $25 for 2GB. Consumers who exceed the 2GB allotment are charged $10 per 1GB
of overage. Consumers on the 250MB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment
will be charged $14.99 per 250MB of overage. Charges appear on the consumer’s
monthly wireless statements.

The prepaid plans
include $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Charges appear on credit card
statements. Customers on the 2GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment
can buy an additional 2GB for $25.