Find: First 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet hits stores this weekend

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First 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet hits stores this weekend

The first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, Acer's Iconia Tab A100, is finally landing in stores this weekend. Running Android "Honeycomb" 3.2, the tablet was announced all the way back in January and due out in the first half of the year, but its release was delayed several times.

The A100 is powered by a Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024x600 at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the tablet is Flash-equipped and can play 1080p video via an external monitor.

Physically, the tablet weighs 0.92 pounds and is just under half an inch thick, and its shape makes it "comfortable to grasp and thumb type," according to This is my next. The A100 has a 1530 mAh battery that gets a meager 4.5 hours of 720p video playback, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a 2-megapixel one on the front.

In the press release, Acer targets moms and families specifically, promoting the A100's facility with tasks like calendaring and e-mail. But the appealing price of the A100 suits its modest bracket: the 8GB WiFi model will be priced at $329.99 and the 16GB model at $349.99.

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