look familiar? Back there it was a full-on physical experience since the software wasn't looking too hot - now we've got the full real deal and it's ready to roll. Android 3.0 Honeycomb on a 10.1" Acer tablet with HDMI, a microSD card slot that's active, and dual-wielding cameras.
priced and dated the A500 and W500 last month, but we're not sure why; the 7-inch Honeycomb slate is perhaps the best deal of them all. Fresh to Amazon UK, the Tegra 2 based A100 is expected to arrive on April 20, and is priced at just £299.99 ($485). That's the same price as Samsung asks for the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab, which only has a single-core processor, as well as the Dell Streak 7, which has 3G but a lower-resolution, WVGA touchscreen and doesn't (yet) run Android 3.0. You'll have to make do with just 8GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, but there's a memory card slot to address one of those issues at least. If the 8.9- and 10.1-inch tablets we're seeing from Samsung, Motorola and others are simply too big for your bag or (oversized) pockets, then the 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 may fit the bill. No word on US pricing as yet, though we're expecting it to be even cheaper than the $485 a direct conversion suggests. [via NetbookNews]
leaked tablet roadmap document spotted earlier in the week has emerged, this time attributed to retailer Staples. Though no longer showing pricing information, the document passed to DroidLife adds in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 expected to launch at CTIA 2011 later this month. There's also a lot less detail in the release dates this time around. That could well be a response to the iPad 2; several manufacturers are believed to have tweaked their launch schedules as a result of the second-generation Apple tablet. Still, the 10-inch HTC Honeycomb slate and models from Dell, Acer and Toshiba are all present. They were originally pegged for a June 2011 launch, though that may well have changed. [via Engadget]
PreCentral is only really interested in the HP Touchpad and a new 7-inch webOS tablet, the HP Opal, but also in the line-up are 10-inch slates from HTC, Dell, Acer and Toshiba, all due in June 2011. There's also a 7-inch Acer running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and expected to launch in April for $399. The remainder get Android 3.0 Honeycomb, with the HTC unpriced but Dell's 10-inch model expected to be $499, Acer's to be $449 and Toshiba's to be $499. The two Acer models are likely to be the Iconia Tab A100 and Iconia Tab A500, which we played with back at MWC 2011 in February. HTC has been tipped to be readying a 10-inch model for some time now, launching with Honeycomb out of the gate rather than Gingerbread like the HTC Flyer. [via SlashGear]
Iconia Smart, but the company also has a couple of more affordable handsets for those not wanting the widescreen TV experience. The Acer beTouch E210 slaps a reasonably tactile little QWERTY keyboard under a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, with an optical trackpad in-between, while the Acer liquidmini loses the keyboard but has a bigger, 3.2-inch touchscreen. The E210 is a reasonable little phone, though the screen is significantly recessed behind the touch layer. It also proved somewhat tricky to control, with Froyo's lock-screen taking a few attempts to swipe open. As for the liquidmini, that's compact in length but surprisingly thick, though we had better luck with the touchscreen responsiveness. Both devices will be out imminently in the European market; pricing tba. [gallery]