Acer America today introduced the Iconia Tab A100 in the United States and Canada which the company says is the industry's first 7-inch tablet running on the Android 3.2 (aka Honeycomb) operating system.

The 8GB and 16GB WiFi enabled versions of the A100 are now available in the U.S. for $330 and $350 respectively. Canadians unfortunately will have to wait until September to get their hands on the device and will pay a steep premium over consumers south of the border.



In Canada, the 8GB and 16GB versions will sell for $350 and $400, a $20 and $50 premium over what Americans will pay. Factor in the fact that the Canadian dollar is now worth more than the U.S. dollar and it means Canadians will likely pass on the device or make a run for the border.

Inside the Iconia Tab A100 is an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16 GB of storage, 7-inch 16:10 touchscreen display (1024x600 pixels), and a 1530 mAh Li-polymer battery which Acer says will provide users with up to five hours during Internet browsing with WiFi and up to 4.5 hours of video playback.

Half an inch and weighing in at 0.92 pounds, the device also features a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, 2 megapixel front facing camera, HDMI out, and a micro-USB port.

Acer is also quick point out that like all tablets competing with the popular iPad, the A100 comes installed with Flash 10.3 so users can view Flash websites and play Flash based games.

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