Enterprise Mobility: Acer Iconia Tab A100 Honeycomb Tablet Rivals HTC Evo View 4G

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-08-16 Print this article Print
The Featherweight Tab A100

The Featherweight Tab A100

This image should give users an idea how portable the A100 is. Indeed, any tablet that weighs less than 1 pound attracts our interest.
Acer America added another Android tablet to its lineup Aug. 12 with the launch of the 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A100, which is actually the first 7-inch slate running Google's latest Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" operating system. This slate won't be mistaken for Apple's popular iPad, but it will attract the attention of those who have been eyeing Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook and especially the Honeycomb-flavored HTC Evo View 4G machine Sprint is hawking. While the Evo View gets its life from a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the A100 is juiced by an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip (and 16GB of RAM), which we've found to be appropriately speedy on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Android smartphones. The View costs $399 plus Sprint's 4G data contract, while the WiFi-only A100 comes in two pricing iterations: $329.99 for an 8GB model and only $20 more for the 16GB version. However, eWEEK doesn't have the Iconia Tab A100 in hand just yet. But here is a sample of the look and feel of the device from Acer's Website.

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