Acer Iconia Tab A200 hits January 15 for $330

Acer has officially launched the Iconia Tab A200 in the US, the company's latest Android slate, set to hit shelves on January 15 from $329.99. Announced in Asia last month, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb on a 1GHz Tegra 2 chipset, paired with 8GB or 16GB of storage and a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display. Early adopters are promised an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in February.

Measuring in at 10.2 x 6.9 x 0.48-inches and 24.6 ounces, the A200 uses its girth to squeeze in a full-sized USB port that can hook up to a keyboard or mouse, or to external drives. Other ports include microSD and microUSB, while wireless connectivity is the usual array of WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. No word on 3G options at this stage.

Battery life is tipped at up to eight hours, and there's a front-facing 2.megapixel webcam though no main camera so as to save money. Acer garnishes Honeycomb with its mildly-tweaked UI, including an "Acer Ring" quick-launcher and its DLNA streaming app.

Pricing for the Iconia Tab A200 is $329.99 for the 8GB model and $349.99 for the 16GB model.