Acer's 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 tablet appears in the U.S.
Elena Vnorovscaia / Chişinău / Moldova.ORG / -- Acer's 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 tablet is reportedly ready to become available next month in the U.S.
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 stirred a lot of interest when the 7-inch, Android Honeycomb slate was first announced. Some of that initial excitement has waned, due in no small part to repeated delays, which Acer has pinned on Honeycomb compatibility issues. Now it looks like the problems were resolved and the A100 will arrive on U.S. retail shelves next month and it should be priced at around $300.
Pre-order pages have already started popping up around the web, but prices appear to be a bit out of line at the moment. Excalibur PC is asking $329, while Negri Electronics lists the A100 at $390. Expansys has a pre-order button up as well, but they have yet to post a price.
That $300 price point puts the A100 in a sweet spot for consumers, though one of Acer’s competitors is said to be preparing a price drop at around the same time as the A100 launch.
Regardless of whether or not the A100 is a retail success for Acer remains to be seen, but it looks like we’re in for some exciting price battles when it comes to Android tablets.
Android 3.2 Honeycomb
7-inch LCD screen with a 600 x 1024 pixel resolution
1 GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of space
5 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera
SD card slot - Micro SD Cardreader up to 32GB
1530 mAh battery
Connectivity Type WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth:2.1 + EDR
Weight 450 grams