While there have been many 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablets showing up, the 7″ Honeycomb tablets have been slow to appear. Fortunately, Acer has just released the Iconia Tab A100. This is the industry’s first 7-inch Android Honeycomb Tablet, and fortunately for us, it will be available in the good old U.S. of A. The Iconia Tab A100 is running on the latest version of Android for tablets – Android 3.2. It also packs in a 7-inch TFT WSVGA screen display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio and 75-degree wide viewing angle, all in a body that weighs .92 pounds. The device also packs in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a Micro-USB port and MicroSD card reader, bluetooth, a six-axis motion sensing gyro meter, and it’s running on a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. Battery life is claimed to be around five hours for surfing the web via wi-fi and 4.5 hours for 720p video playback.
Plus, the A100 not only packs in an HDMI port for connecting it to a TV, but it also features a dual-display port and it can support up-to 1080p on an external display. That means that you can connect it to an external display to play games on the big screen. But the neatest aspect of this has go to be the fact that you can use the A100 as a game controller as you watch the game play-out on the bigger display.
As for software, the device comes preloaded with Adobe Flash Player 10.3, along with apps like Google Movies for renting and watching movies, NemoPlayer for playing video, photos and music, Aupeo! for enjoying streaming online radio, Acer LumiRead and Google Books eReading apps, Acer “Day Planner”, and Acer’s Social Jogger, which puts Facebook and Twitter in one place.
But overall, we’re especially excited about the system’s price-tag which is fortunately more reasonable than so many of the mainstream tablets out on the market now. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 will start at just $329.99 with 8GB of storage and $349.99 with 16GB of storage.