Acer’s Iconia Tab A100 is the first 7-inch Google Android Honeycomb tablet to land in United States.
Acer grabs “launch” title after releasing the first Android Honeycomb tablet with 7 inches screen size.
Acer launches its first Honeycomb tablet on Friday, the Acer Iconia Tab A100 which is now hailed as the first 7-inch tablet to ship with Google Android Honeycomb.
The first variant of the new Acer A100 tablet that was launched is the Wi-Fi only version, sporting a tag price of $330. According to Acer, the device is also available in Canada.
Out of the box, the new Acer Iconia Tablet is pre-installed with the latest version of Android for tablets, the Honeycomb 3.2 that supports smartphone applications, so it’s quite obvious that the 7 inch A100 with the 1024×600 resolution, will display the smartphone-centric apps better than the conventional 10.1 inch tablets like the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.
Under the hood, the new 7-incher Acer A100 tablet PC runs Nvidia’s popular 1 GHz Tegra 2 as its processor, which is the processor that is being used by other Android tablets and smartphones, like the two tablets that I already mentioned, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Xoom. The new Iconia tablet PC can also record and shoot HD videos and photos courtesy of the tablet’s 5-megapixel back camera that is equipped alongside a single LED flash. The new Acer tablet also supports video calling courtesy of the device’s 2-megapixel camera.
The $330 Acer A100 is bundled with 8 GB on board storage, and adding an additional $20 will give you 16 GB. If you are not into internal storage, the Acer A100 also supports external storage via the MicroSD card slot.
The Android Honeycomb 3.2 update has allowed the Acer A100 and other upcoming Android tablets like the Galaxy Tab 8.9, etc to make use of smaller than 10.1 inch screen size.
According to a review posted by Engadget, the poor battery life of the Acer Iconia Tab A100 is one of its shortcomings, aside from its over-responsive accelerometer. However, the website said the A100 is “fast” in performance. The site is also suggesting that the device fairly lags, and the tablet’s cheaper tag price is one of its advantages.
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