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Acer's Rival To Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Available From £259

It's a pity that the Acer Iconia Tab A100 hasn't been more widely available as this diminutive tablet would have been a great alternative to the Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The tablet was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress; its main highlights are Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive touchscreen, a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard storage.

Other features include Bluetooth, HDMI and USB ports, a five megapixel rear camera plus a two megapixel front facing one, GPS, a microSD card slot, a 1530mAh battery which is sufficient to play video for up to five hours.

Acer has also included a few of its inhouse applications (and customised user interface) as well as some others including Skype. The tablet is available from Pixmania for £259 excluding delivery.

As for the competition, you've got big sized tablets on one side, including the Hannspree Hannspad at £150 and the Advent Vega at £199 on the other. But we have yet to see a 7-inch dual core Android-based tablet at a similar price.