Acer Iconia Tab A200 priced and dated for the US

The Acer Iconia Tab A200 entered the realms of officialdom back in December and we now know when the Honeycomb flavoured Tegra 2 device will be hitting the shops.

In the US that is - where a release date of 15 January has been stated and a price from $329.99. In the UK we still haven't got official word on the launch plans. Online retailer very.co.uk has it up for order at £299, but with a delivery date of 20 February- we wouldn't, however, count that as a reliable source.

Hopefully, by the time the A200 does officially hit these shores it will come packing Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, as a free-upgrade is planned for mid-February.

The tablet, which made several appearances in rumourland on its route to reality is an Nvidia Tegra 2 powered one, clocked in at 1GHz per core and boasts 1GB of RAM. The display is a 1280x800, 10.1-inch panel and there is a 2-megapixel camera on board too.

The Acer Ring is an integral part of the tablet; a round shortcut menu that can quickly boot up applications like Google Maps. 

$329.99 gets you the 8GB version, it's $20 more for a 16GB - so a no brainer really.

A much anticipated Tegra 3 flavoured Iconia Tab, the rumoured A700, is set to be unleashed in Vegas next week at CES. Sporting the latest Nvidia mobile action inside, the 10.1-inch tab is said to boast a healthy 1920x1200 resolution and a 5-megapixel camera that can shoot HD video as well.

So you might want to wait before filling that Iconia shaped hole in your life.