Acer Iconia Tab A200 precedes higher end models
Acer quickly confirmed last-minute leaks Friday with a new addition to its Iconia Tab line. The A200 carries the same 10-inch display and dual-core Tegra 2 chip as the A500 but drops the rear camera and cuts the storage to 8GB or 16GB depending on the model. In return, it gets a softer, more colorful look in gray or red, although it's still relatively thick at 0.49 inches.
German launch in October
Acer is set to capitalize on the popularity of the e-reader category by launching its Kindle challenger, the six-inch E Ink LumiRead in Germany next week. First revealed earlier this year, the thin device is now being prepped to ship in Germany in October. Content will be delivered through Libri.de in Germany, Barnes & Noble in the US and Founder in China. Agreements with content providers are also being negotiated in order to deliver content in French and Italian as the LumiRead is eventually rolled out across other markets.