Well it's about bloody time! The last we heard, Acer's Iconia Tab A100 - the little sibling of the larger, 10-inch A500 - was being delayed due to Honeycomb restrictions on 7-inch displays.  Fortunately, though, it seems that all of those issues are now firmly in the past for Acer, as Engadget is reporting that the company is readying its tablet for an early August launch, with a suggested retail price of $300.

In case you need a little refresher on the specs of the A100, a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor will be running the show. There will also be 512MB RAM available alongside 8GB of internal storage. The 7-inch capacitive display will have a resolution of 1024 x 600.

This news comes just a day after the Iconia Tab A501, the 4G version of the original A500, made its way on to Amazon where it can now be pre-ordered for $499.99. Whether this will effect initial sales of the A100 is yet to be seen, but it's sure to plant an extra seed of doubt in to the minds of would-be buyers.

Source: Engadget

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • http://digitaldumptruck.jotabout.com Mike

    Finally, a decent challenger to the NookColor in the 7-inch/low-end tablet arena. For $50 more, you get production-ready Honeycomb, a much beefier processor and (presumably) a camera. Wonder how well the screen quality compares to the NookColor, and how hackable it is.