Acer announces three new Honeycomb tablets to be released in early 2011

first_imgThere’s no shortage of gadget makers hungry to take a bite out of the iPad‘s success, and following Samsung’s successful debut of the Galaxy Tab comes Acer with three new tablets.The good news is that these tablets aren’t imminent: Acer seems to realize that Android isn’t ready for tablets yet, and so they’ll instead wait for Android 3.0 Honeycomb to come down the pipeline and support tablets properly.Spec-wise. the three tablets come in 4.8-, 7- and 10.1-inch form factors. All tablets will run dual-core Tegra CPUs. The 4.8-inch is basically a big smartphone, and we already have a separate post up about it, but both the 7-inch and 10.1-inch models will boast an impressive 1280×800 display, as well as front and rear facing cameras and a custom Acer UI married to Honeycomb.Interestingly, Acer has not decided upon names for any of these tablets. In fact, everything about the tablet reveal seemed rather rushed: reportedly, only one of the tablets would even power on during a hands-on after Acer’s press event. Add the fact that Acer’s tablets are all slated to run a version of Android that is still just a gleam in Google’s eye and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if these tablets slipped far, far past their early 2011 projected release date.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more