Acer delays launch of Iconia A100 tablet and Iconia Smart handset

Those eager to get Honeycomb in a bite-sized package will have to wait a bit longer, according to a report over at Digitimes. Acer is said to be delaying their 7-inch Iconia A100 tablet, which was originally slated for a May/June launch. That date has been pushed back to a more likely August/September launch. The reason isn’t due to half-baked hardware, either. Industry sources cite incompatibility between the 7-inch screen size of the A100 and the Honeycomb UI, which was designed for larger 10-inch displays. With Google’s current focus in other places, Acer is waiting it out hoping for a version of Android 3.0 optimized for slightly smaller screens.

Also delayed is the Acer Iconia Smart, the 5-inch smartphone originally scheduled to launch this month. Component supply shortages as a result of the Japanese earthquake are the culprit here. A new projected release is set for July.

[via Digitimes]

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TAGS: Acer Iconia Smart , Acer Iconia Tab A100

  • Tom

    i had my name on the list for one of these. terrible rollout. i,ll pay the extra 100 and go with someone who knows what they are doin


  • karnka
  • Greg Huddleston

    Err isnt the HTC Flyer working aok in the 7in form factor…?

    • surfcat

      ¬†HTC Flyer isn’t using Honeycomb, its running Gingerbread 2.4

  • Johann Lee

    Why doesn’t Acer just do that resolution thing that changes Honycomb into Gingerbread and just ship it. whats so great about honeycomb anyway, all the reviews indicate that it seems to be not ready for prime time where as gingerbread seems to be much more polished.