Gateway has entered the tablet domain armed with a tablet device named Gateway TP Series A60. However, before you jump with excitement at the prospect of a whole new tablet (if a new tablet entering the market is that exciting anymore), there’s a catch. The A60 in nothing but the Iconia Tab A500 from Acer that has been taken up by Gateway and re-branded as the A60. That should hardly be surprising, as Gateway is the subsidiary of Acer just like Packard Bell.
The A60 is being offered with no changes on the original tablet (Iconia Tab A500), which had a dual core 1 Ghz Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of integrated storage. The display screen is also the same 10.2 inch supporting 1280×800 screen resolution and the OS is Android 3.1.
The other hardware features of the Tablet include a 5 megapixel camera at the back while on the front lies an integrated 2 megapixel unit. The storage capacity of the tablet can be expanded via micro SDHC memory card. For connectivity, the tablet features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as an USB port. The A60 also include speakers of 2 Watts that adds to its media playing capability. The battery pack on the tablet is rated at 6,520 mAH and can sustain life for eight hours.
The tablet comes at a price of $400 CAD ($404 US), and is up for sale at Future Shop.
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