The story of Acer’s first 7-inch Android-powered tablet has certainly been an interesting one. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 was announced back in February alongside the Iconia Tab A500 and the Iconia Smart phone/tablet hybrid, yet it still isn’t sold anywhere.
As a matter of fact, in May we heard that the Iconia Tab A100 was delayed until the second half of the year. We naturally assumed that it would probably be launched just before the famous holiday season, but last month Walmart’s pricing of the device leaked and it looked like the A100 would be in stores soon after all.
Yet from that point another month has passed and there’s still no sign of it. However, according to an email sent out by Acer to its retail partners today, the Iconia Tab A100 will be in stores in early August with a recommended retail price of around $300. That’s even cheaper than the aforementioned leaked Walmart pricing ($349), and this price point makes this one of the most interesting tablets to date.
In hindsight, it’s pretty clear now that the Acer Iconia Tab A100 was delayed because Android Honeycomb wasn’t really ready to be put on tablets with resolutions lower than 1280×800 before version 3.2 that came out a couple of weeks ago. Like other manufacturers, Acer was probably just waiting for this particular version of the OS to become available in order to ship the A100 running it.
So if you’re in the US of A, you’ll be able to purchase a Honeycomb-running 7-inch Android tablet in a few weeks, and for quite cheap.
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