Acer's Android tablets come in pairs

Acer has launched two Android tablets at MWC 2011, the Iconia Tab A100 and the A500. The only difference between the two phones is the size of the screen, although the Tab A100 packs more RAM (1GB vs 512MB) and either 16GB or 32GB of storage compared to 8GB for the A100 tablet.

The A500 has a 1280x800 pixel, 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen while the A100 has a smaller 7-inch 1024x600 pixels one.

They both will ship with Android 3.0 although those on show at mobile World Congress in Barcelona are running Froyo and both will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core SoC.

Both sport a five megapixel camera with flash at rear plus a two-megapixel front facing one for gurning into.

Both the A100 and the A500 are Wi-Fi only devices, their 3G versions will be called the A101 and the A501 respectively.

The only other area in which the A100 has the upper hand on its bigger brother is support for Dolby Mobile which is lacking on the A500.

Both tablets will be available from April in the UK with pricing and other details likely to be provided next month.