Acer's new A100 is first 7-inch tablet to run Android Honeycomb

Despite its top exec arguing that tablets were a fad, Acer has introduced a new 7-inch slate that is also the first to run the latest, more tablet-friendly version of Android (a.k.

Despite its top exec arguing that tablets were a fad, Acer has introduced a new 7-inch slate that is also the first to run the latest, more tablet-friendly version of Android (a.k.a. Honeycomb). The Iconia Tab A100 is available now starting at $329.99.

Specs-wise, the A100 is pretty typical of Android tablets these days: Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing Webcam, HDMI output, and MicroSD slot. It features built-in Wi-Fi, but not a 3G cellular option. The 7-inch tablet weighs 0.92 pounds and sports a 1,024x600 resolution screen.

But what's notable in Acer's press release is the fact that it emphasizes how well-suited the A100 is for "moms and families," as if 10-inch tablets are the masculine domain. Does size matter so much that men need bigger tablets and women naturally want a more petite option?

In any event, Acer keeps the A100's price low by offering only 8GB of storage for its $329.99 model. If you want to double that capacity, you can pay an additional $20. No 32GB or 64GB flavors appear available.

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