Posted on 12 May 2011
You may have caught our story the other day about the Iconia Tab A100/101 [tracking page] being available for pre-order from Amazon UK with a launch-date set for May 14th. Unfortunately it looks like Amazon wasn’t dead-on with their release-date info. A recent check-up Amazon’s page for the device has revealed that the reported launch-date has been pushed back more than a month to June 30th for both the WiFi-only (A100) and the 3G equipped (A101) versions of the device. Sad news for anyone interested in this 7 inch Honeycomb tablet, and even more sad for anyone who already pre-ordered it.
But hey, at least the larger Acer Iconia Tab A500 is already available on the market, am I right?
Posted on 04 May 2011
While 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.