Honeycomb 3.1 Update Coming to ASUS and Acer Tablets Next Month

When Google announced the update to Honeycomb at Google IO last week, the only device given a timeframe to receive the update was the Motorola Xoom. Now Acer's Iconia Tab A500 and ASUS's Eee Pad Transformer have been added to that list. Both manufacturers have promised the 3.1 upgrade will be coming to their Honeycomb tablets sometime in June.

Acers Iconia Tab A100 misses May 14 launch, now delayed until 2H 2011

Earlier this month we were tipped that the Acer Iconia Tab A100 tablet would be launching on May 14. The tablet sounds pretty good to use and we have been looking forward to it. Sadly, the tablet has now been postponed with the 14th coming and going with no A100 launch. The table has been postponed and it will be later in 2011 before it comes to stores and you can buy it. The tablet now has a 2H 2011 expected launch date.

Acer Iconia Tab A100 and A101 to launch May 14

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.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 deal at Best Buy

Best Buy is featuring the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in their weekly sales circular and at a pretty good price, too. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is on sale for just under $450, cheaper than Motorola's XOOM, which is selling for around $600, WiFi only. It's also available now at that price, while the slightly cheaper EeePad Transformer (at $400) won't be out for another few weeks. And with our earlier report that users can root the Iconia (with a step by step guide included), the time is ripe to ask the question ... why wait?

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Review

Welcome to the next big fat item on our list of the Honeycomb wave. This is the ACER Iconia Tab A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Inside you'll find what's basically an untouched version of Google's tablet-optimized mobile operating system with a few apps added and a couple of generally alright cameras in play for a oddly shaped package of mixed conclusions indeed. With this tablet, Acer hopes to cut holes in the tablet market. Will they have the guts to trick it out? Find out, here and now!

Acer ICONIA Tab A500 Hands-On and Unboxing

Take a look at what we've got here! It's a brand-spanking-new Acer ICONIA TAB A500 in all its metal glory! If you'll remember a few weeks ago, we got to see this tablets very close relative the Acer Picasso tablet - 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.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 unboxed

We have stumbled upon what looks to be an unboxing of the Acer Iconia Tab, there is a hands on photo but after that most seem to look like photoshop or press shots. So this isn't really an unboxing, more like a sighting. Either way it is exciting to see that the Tab is getting closer and closer to "that" time as the more the better.

Acer’s Iconia Tab A100 7-inch Honeycomb tablet gets bargain pricing

Acer left the Iconia Tab A100 out of the loop when the company 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]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 [Picasso] Android Tablet Hands-On

Now before we begin, I must say that this is not the first we've ever heard of this tablet, nor is it the first we've ever seen it in real life (If I remember right, we snuck a tiny peek at it at CES 2011 but were sworn to secrecy.) Now we've got our grubby mitts on it and we've been given the opportunity to compare it not only to the Motorola XOOM tablet, but the iPad 2, both for size and for weight. This is a tablet that's made of metal, this is a tablet that's made for Honeycomb, this is a tablet that is nowhere near ready for release.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and other Honeycomb tablets leak on Staples roadmap

What appears to be an updated version of the 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]