Acer Iconia Tab A100 Pushed to September; US May Get it for $349

July 14, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We all thought the upcoming Acer Iconia A100 tablet was due this Spring. The company has decided to push that date to sometime in September. So that means, all you Acer fans who have been putting off all purchases for the Android 3.0 tablet with seven inches of screen real estate to come to your midst may have to continue with their wait a tad more.

The revelation comes courtesy of a Facebook post made by Acer Germany in response to a query by a fan. Though the September date has been mentioned, the company has stopped short of explaining what forces the delay.

When the device finally comes in September, it may not be only Europe that will get the device.  The US market is likely to get the slate via WalMart for a probable amount of $349. We just hope that number stays.

We had earlier come across grapevine murmur that said the Acer Iconia Tab A100 would sport Android 3.2. We guess Acer had been trying to accommodate Android 3.0 in the tablet, but then found the interface not smooth and savvy on small screen sizes as the A100’s.  With Android 3.2 fitting into tablets that small after proper tweaks on the interface and apps, the A100 would most probably sport the 3.2 version.

Further, the tablet will sport a Tegra 2 processor and dual cameras. Being touted as a budget slate, it is only obvious that the device would hold under the bonnet 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. We tend to think that a 16GB version would come along too.

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