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The new Acer Iconia M500 runs MeeGo on top of Atom

The Acer Iconia M500 looks a lot like the A500, but runs MeeGo on top of a Moorestown based Atom processor

The Iconia series of tablets from Acer seems to be doing well, especially after the A500 Android toy. Now the Taiwanese company goes a bit versatile and unveils a MeeGo tablet called M500 (assuming M signifies MeeGo as A does for Android and W for Windows).

This 10” tablet was showcased during Computex and Engadget has a brief hands-on video of it on their site. The tablet runs an Intel Moorestown-based Atom processor although looks much like the popular A500.

There is an Acer UI atop MeeGo within the 1280 x 800 screen that is mainly an arranged menu of your most preferred apps. The Homepage revolves around a circle and all the important apps are accessible by rotating the circle. Apart from this, there is a widget homepage where you can have video, audio, photos, time, social networking feeds etc on one page to have a quick review when you donot have much time to go to details.

The machine looks glossy enough to reflect the user face clearly. The front looks usual glossy black, but it is the brushed metal look on the back that makes this dude shine. It has a cam at the back, but no I/O ports could be made out from the video.

Engadget mentions that the new guy is coming only by the end of this year. Pricing is not known, but knowing Acer, it should be competitive enough. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-06- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)