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Acer Iconia Tab A501 coming to AT&T very soon

Acer's Iconia Tab A501 is coming to AT&T on September 18.

The Acer Iconia Tab A501 as it was shown at CTIA back in March 2011. Bonnie Cha/CNET

AT&T will begin begin selling the Acer Iconia Tab A501 on September 18, the carrier announced today.

The tablet comes with Honeycomb 3.0 and will run on AT&T's HSPA+ network. That's about the only difference between it and the Iconia Tab A500 released a few months back, as the tablet's form factor will be identical.

AT&T will begin selling the tablet this Sunday at its retail stores, as well as online.

The no-contract price for the tablet is $480, with the two-year contract price being set at $330, but it also includes a $35-per-month 3GB data plan. Thankfully, AT&T will offer monthly billing plans as well.

The postpaid plan is $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Customers on the 2GB plan who exceed their monthly data limit will be charged $10 per 1GB of overage. Customers on the 250MB plan who exceed their limit will be charged $14.99 per 250MB of overage.

Prepaid customers' plans will look quite similar, but different in one key area. They'll still pay the same prices for 250MB and 2GB; however, without overage charges. Customers on the 2GB plan who exceed the limit have the option of choosing an additional 2GB for $25.

It should be especially interesting to see how sales of the A501 compare with sales of the much more expensive HTC Jetstream, already released on AT&T's network.