We have talked a lot about the new Acer tablets that are coming to stores. The new tablets include the Iconia A100 and A101 tablets and both are Android 3.0 tablets. The A100 and A101 tablets are the same with the difference being the 101 has a 3G modem, and the 100 is a WiFi only tablet. The screen is a 7-inch unit with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and both use capacitive touch technology.
If you have had your eye on one of these tablets since the official press release unveiling them first surfaced in February. Both of the tablets are now on Amazon in the UK for preorder with a price for the A101 at £399. If that price is maintained for the US launch and converted that would make the tablet $661 in the states, which will put it well out of range with the competition.
The WiFi only A100 tablet will sell for £299 or about $496. That price is a bit more tolerable, but still makes this tablet cost more than some others that are on the market. I don’t think Android 3.0 will be enough to justify the price in many shoppers minds. The shop date on both tablets is listed as May 14. Both use the Tegra 250 dual-core Cortex A9 processor at 1GHz and have 8GB of storage with lots more features.[via CarryPad]