The Acer Iconia A100 - a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet [unlike the 10" A500... makes sense, right? - Aaron]- was originally slated to hit the market in late May/early June, but has been delayed until August/September due to restrictions with Honeycomb on a 7-inch, 1024*600 display. Honeycomb was designed to take advantage of 10 inch, 1280*800 displays, and according to Digitimes, Google is too busy "resolving other issues" to tend to this little debacle, so Acer had no choice but to delay the device.

The first question that comes to my mind, however, has nothing to do with Acer - but instead, HTC and the Flyer (for those who may not know, the HTC Flyer also sports a 7 inch, 1024*600 display). Several weeks ago HTC said that the Flyer would be updated to Honeycomb "shortly after launch", but if Acer can't get it to work correctly on the Iconia A100 due to restrictions within Honeycomb itself, how could HTC possibly get it to work on the Flyer? This is all clearly speculation on my behalf at this point, but it only seems logical to question.

In related news, Acer also delayed the release of the Iconia Smart phone from May until July, due to shortage of components resulting from the earthquakes in Japan.

[Digitimes via Phandroid]