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AT&T (NYSE:T) is coming on strong in the Android "Honeycomb" tablet market, vowing to sell the 10.1-inch Acer Iconia Tab A501 4G tablet Sept. 18 for $479.99, or $329.99 on contract.

Equipped with a 4G radio to run on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 is the speediest Acer Honeycomb tablet yet, following Acer’s 10.1-inch A500 and 7-inch A100 WiFi-only Honeycomb machines.

Like its A500 predecessor, the A501 is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce GPU.

When paired with AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G network, the slate’s application and graphics processors promise powerful processing for fast Web browsing, high-definition video play and digital media playback without hiccups, as well as smooth Adobe Flash processing for games and other apps.

AT&T will sell the A501 for a flat fee of $479.99 sans contract. However, consumers may also purchase the A501 for $329.99 if they subscribe to a $35, 3GB monthly data plan for a two-year period.

The carrier said customers who do not choose a long-term commitment may instead choose a post-paid option of $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Acer Iconia Tab A501 ‘Honeycomb’ Tablet Costs $480: ATandT