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Acer's 7-inch Tablet Launching in August at $300

Its been a long, long time since we first clapped eyes on Acer's Iconia Tab A100 tablet. The company unveiled the slate last fall, at a special event in NYC, and showed it off again at CES. It was scheduled for launch in May but delayed due to compatibility issues with Honeycomb. Since then, Acer hasn't exactly been itching to tell us when the 7-inch A100 is going to hit stores.

Today, things changed. Engadget cites an anonymous tipster in reporting that an email sent out to Acer retail partners says the tablet will launch in August (which, in case you hadn't noticed, starts on Monday). The A100 boasts Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset, a 7-inch 1024x600 display, 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and Google's Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) OS.

The A100 joins the A500, Acer's 10-inch offering that launched in April of this year. Word on the street is that the A100 will retail for $300. The A500 currently retails for $400 on Newegg.