Acer Postpones Iconia Tab A100 Launch

Acer postpones Iconia Tab A100 launch to second half of the year and the company informed its Honeycomb-sporting, Tegra 2-powered slate will not be arriving, as had been expected, right around now, but will in fact make its debut in the second half of 2011…………

Acer’s 7-inch tablet that will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the tablet-centric operating system from Google has been delayed after missing its original April launch date and right now the 7-inch tablet offerings for Google’s Android platform is still young, with only a two options from major manufacturers. There is the original Samsung Galaxy Tab from 2010 and the recently released (for Europe, at least) HTC Flyer tablet.Acer has confirmed that its Iconia Tab A100, the 7-inch Android tablet revealed at MWC 2011 back in February, has been postponed, and now won’t reach shelves until later this year. News of the A100 issues broke when Polish site Tabletowo spotted the slate had been pulled from Acer’s site, leaving only the larger A500, its Windows counterpart the W500, the dual-display Iconia Touchbook and the oversized Iconia Smart phone.However, contrary to what Acer Poland reportedly told the site, the A100 hasn’t in fact been scrapped. Instead, Acer UK informs , the Honeycomb 7-incher has been delayed; while it was previously expected to ship on May 14, i.e. last weekend, it’s now going to arrive in the second half of 2011.Acer Iconia Tab A100 was competitively priced for an Android 3.0 slate, at £299.99 it undercut the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab, despite having a 3G modem, while the HTC Flyer is twice the price and still runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.Neither of the two models is currently running on the Android 3.x Honeycomb platform that was created for tablets, Samsung’s device is just now starting to get updated from Android 2.2 up to Android 2.3.3 and for HTC their tablet runs a skinned version of Android 2.3.3 with hopes of getting onto the Android 3.x team as soon as possible.

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