Acer’s 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 and A101 Running Android 3.0 Available for Pre-order, Launching on the 14th

Updated on 04 May 2011 by

acer iconia tab a100-101While Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 10 inch tablet has already been made available and been reviewed, its smaller sibling, the 7 inch Iconia Tab A100 (WiFi-only) and A101 (3G equipped) is now up for pre-order from Amazon UK. The site also lists both version of the device launching on the 14th of May, just 10 days away!

The asking price for the 3G equipped Iconia Tab A101 is £399 ($661 USD!), however, you stand to save 100£ ($165 USD) off of that price if you go for the WiFi-only Iconia Tab A100.

We’ve got full specs, links, and more for the Iconia Tab A100 in our product database. Be sure to have a look, but here are the vital bits:

  • Android 3.0
  • Tegra 250 Dual cortex A9 Processor @ 1GHz
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen @ 1024×600
  • 5MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8GB of memory
  • MicroSD slot (supports up to 32GB)
  • WiFi b/g/n & Bluetooth 2.1 (Huawei EM770W 3G module on A101)
  • Mini HDMI-out

Chippy had a brief hands-on with the Iconia Tab A100 at Mobile World Congress 2011, though it was shown running Android 2.2 back then:

It’s odd that there’s a home button on the bezel considering that Android 3.0 moves the home button (and back/app switcher/menu buttons) into the software. I’m also somewhat worried about the width of the bezels on the top and bottom of the screen; there may not be an optimal amount of bezel-space to hold the device in portrait mode. Only time will tell.

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Wintello says:

    is that a Tegra 2?

    while it’s got some good things it also has alot of bad.

    Acer build quality, landscape design, thick

    sorry but I would still take the Gtab over this even if it isnt as powerful. right now Android 2.x is just better than Honeycomb, plus many more compatible apps, MUCH better portrait/landscape design, excellent build quality.

  2. Ben says:

    Tegra 2 is a CPU/GPU combo from Nvidia:

  3. tHe-BiNk says:

    Only 512MB and 1024×600, that’s a real shame. Would have been really nice to have 1GB and 1280×800. A real step up from the 7″ Tab.

    It does really look slick, but those Acer 3D renders always do. Reality is often a different story.

  4. Renee Turner says:

    Just wondering whether anyone things that Acer will be able to work out the problems with Android 3.0, which is built for 10″ tablets? Do you think Google will be amenable to building a 3.0A for 7″ Android devices, since this size of tablet is preferable for many business types for a number of reasons, including portability.

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