Skip to main content

Rumor: 7-inch Acer Iconia A100 tablet available in August for $300

Acer Iconia Tab A100 WifiYet another Honeycomb tablet is rumored to be coming to the market in the next month.  This one is a little bit different then all the rest though. Acer’s Iconia A100 is the first Honeycomb tablet to come in the 7-inch size. All other Honeycomb tablets have been of the 10-inch variety, so it will be nice to get something new in the mix. Another refreshing difference with this tablet is the price, which is set to be $300.  This will be the cheapest Honeycomb tablet when it hits the market, which should be in August.

From what we can tell, the A100 is technically very similar to its big brother the Iconia A500, but with a smaller screen. It also has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor an other matching guts. That should be great for the A100, since we think the A500 is one of the best Honeycomb tablets available.  There aren’t enough 7-inch tablets around to see if the form factor is preferable to the larger 10-inch. In our review of BlackBerry’s PlayBook, we couldn’t decide if we liked the smaller size, or didn’t. Ultimately we warmed up to its more portable size, but were left wanting some more screen real estate.

The A100 was originally rumored to be released in May, but was held up due to Honeycomb issues. Hopefully, the three-month break gave the A100 the rest it needed to come out of the gates running. If you are still waiting for just the right tablet, you have yet another one to research before making your decision. At least this tablet will stand out among the rest of the Honeycomb pack.

Mike Dunn
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Mike graduated from University of Arizona with a degree in poetry, and made his big break by writing love sonnets to the…
Every Samsung gadget we still expect in 2024
A person folding up the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S24 range is out, but don't think that's it for Samsung's 2024. The Korean company still has a lot to share, from folding smartphones to new watches and even an entirely new product range. As ever, it's going to be a massive year for Samsung, and many of its releases are sure to end up as staples on our various best-of lists.

The rumor mills are abuzz with whispers and leaks, and it's giving us plenty to look forward to. Here's the lowdown on every Samsung gadget we still expect to see in 2024, along with when we think they'll be officially revealed to the world.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 (July 2024)

Read more
I wish I could buy Huawei’s new Pura 70 phones
Huawei Pura 70 Ultra green leather and gold metal finish.

Huawei has pretty much been removed from the U.S. smartphone market after being sanctioned by the former Trump administration nearly five years ago. But in its home country of China, it has frequent run-ins with Apple for the top spot. Besides a sense of nationalism, Huawei's success is backed by phones that offer top-notch design, exceptional cameras, and extremely unique features. We see these traits once again on the latest Huawei Pura 70 series that launched in China today as a successor to the photography-centric P60 lineup from last year.

Huawei's Pura 70 series has four phones: the regular Pura 70, the Pura 70 Pro, the Pura 70 Pro+, and the Pura 70 Ultra. Being a camera-centric series, the phones feature a distinct triangular camera arrangement, while the Ultra -- the top-of-the-line model -- also comes with a retractable lens similar to digital cameras for finer focus.

Read more
Meta’s ChatGPT killer is taking over your favorite apps
Meta AI on mobile and desktop web interface.

The AI hype is in full swing right now, transcending form factor boundaries with mixed success. But for the most part, the situation has been a pricey endeavor for users willing to tap into its full potential. Earlier today, Meta AI made its grand debut, drawing power from the Llama 3 model. It’s free (for now) and it could well be one of the first truly mass-market AI products.

That’s primarily because Meta AI is already making its way to some of the most widely used platforms on the planet that draw billions of users. Available in the English language, the multifunctional AI tool can now be found on WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger.

Read more