The first 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet, Acer’s Iconia Tab A100, has gone on sale in the US, offering a compact Honeycomb experience in a Galaxy Tab rivaling form-factor. Priced from $329.99 when it hits US shelves today – it’ll arrive on Canadian shelves next month – the A100 will come in 8GB and 16GB versions each with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor, a 1024 x 600 touchscreen, 5-megapixel main camera supporting 720p HD 30fps video recording, and 5hrs battery life.

Connectivity includes WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, along with microUSB 2.0 and a microHDMI port for hooking the A100 up to a bigger display. There’s also a gyroscope and digital compass, 3.5mm headphone socket and a docking station connector. Up front Acer has slotted in a 2-megapixel camera for video calls.

Three versions of the A100 will be on offer, with one a Walmart exclusive. The A100-07u16u has 16GB of internal storage and will retail for $349.99 in the US, while the A100-07u08u has 8GB of storage and will retail for $329.99; the A100-07u08w is Walmart’s special version, functionally identical to the 8GB regular model. All three have microSD card slots for extending storage.

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  1. Where did you get the information that this unit has GPS built in?  I have been searching for official specs, or info from press releases, but can find no such information.

    I contacted two online sellers of this tablet, and both told me that as far as they knew, this 7″ Acer tablet did NOT have GPS.  On the other hand, Acer flubbed up it’s own advertising for their 10″ Iconia Tab A500. I was in Target, and Acer’s own pamphlets forgot to mention that this tablet had GPS!

    So maybe this new 7″ tablet does have GPS, but they somehow left out this info (again) in some of their marketing?

  2. “, offering a compact Honeycomb experience in a Galaxy Tab rivaling form-factor”

    Maybe the first gen.  Certainly NOT the second gen.  Not with it looking that bulky.


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