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  1. Geetarman

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    As there's been hardly anything posted about this thought I'd just post to say I've placed my order for one of these, should get in around the middle of April.

    Looks like a really nice bit of kit, lots of good reviews though many seem to think having no physical buttons is a bad thing though they seem to forget it will have honeycomb so no need for them!
     

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    Out of interest, how much did you pay and where are you getting it from?
     
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    Not a terrible price. HDMI, USB, honeycomb and 10.1" are big pluses here. Will keep an eye on this. Will be interested to hear what you think when you get it.
     
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    To be honest I didn't think the price to bad, it seems to be better equipped than the xoom and a bit cheaper, and with 32gb it's better than the Notion Ink Adam I had been considering.

    I think it looks pretty damn good as well, one of the nicest on the market at the minute. My only concern is that it won't get the same backing on XDA etc, not that I'm in any rush to root but it's nice to have the option.

    When I get it, sometime after the 15th April, I'll stick up a review.
     
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    People said that about the SGS after Samsung's previous performance. After people realised it wasn't that bad it got loads of support from XDA. Being the cheapest high spec tablet available with Honeycomb lots of people will hopefully purchase it. Especially since there is a slightly cheaper version with only 512MB of ram. If lots of people purchase it, hopefully it'll get some of the limelight on XDA.
     
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    Two things I wasn't sure it had were the USB 2.0 host and microsd card slot.
     
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    Yep has Usb 2.0 and micro usb and micro sd card slot. Those were must haves for me.
     
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    my only question is weather it will be updated to ice cream when it comes out? Does it make sense to wait for a tablet natively running ice cream before i jump in? The specks look great, good battery life, HDMI, USB, SD. I don't need 3g as i will just teather with my N1. I really want one, i just don't like the waiting game to update firmware.
     
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    You could be waiting a while mate not sure if there is even an official release date for Icecream?

    As honeycomb has only been officially out out in the public on the Xoom it'll likely be a while till we see icecream enabled tabs and phones, I'd expect (and hope!) these new tabs all get the update though.

    Would I wait for it before buying one? Depends how soon you want to get your mitts on a tablet. Personally I've been after one since last year waiting on the Notion Ink Adam to sort out the pre-order issues, got fed up with that and the fact it's once great specs became rather ordinary with the next breed of tabs. If the A500 doesn't upgrade to Icecream in the future I'm sure someone will have a ROM for it!
     
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    I preordered A500 from BB online for $450 + tax and shipping. Estimated delivery dates between 4/24-4/29. Acer is also making a bluetooth keyboard, dock and case for the A500. The ASUS Transformer looks good too and is supposed to be priced at $400 when it goes on sale in US. The good thing about the Transformer is the IPS display, however, if you need USB connectivity you will have to buy the keyboard for it.
     
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    This tab looks pretty sweet! I think it is great this tab has great specs and is the cheapest on the market with Honeycomb. Motorola better drop their price soon or the likes of Acer, Samsung, and HTC (if HTC gets their butts in gear with 10" tab and drops the 7") will dominate the Android tab market.

    I am very tempted to pre-order mine at Best Buy tonight. I will try and hold at as long as I can. In 2 more months we will see some very nice tabs.
     
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    Is bestbuy.Com only selling the 16gb version for you guys in the states? All of the stores in the UK seem to be selling the 32gb but then the cheapest UK price works out to about $735, another case of us in the UK getting ripped off.
     
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    I actually wish Honeycomb tablets had some sort of physical button on them. Often times when my kids are losing their minds playing Fruit Ninja they accidentally hit the soft buttons and pause the game. They're not always sure what happened. Soft buttons don't bother me though.
     
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    Im not much of a fan of 10.1" screens. Im just holding out for the a100/101
     
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    The Toshiba tablet had the same soft keys as the phones. I pick the Toshiba over Acer because of a removable battery and led screen, if the price is within reason.
     
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    That screen seems more vibrant than the Xoom (comparing from my own Xoom). I hope Costco gets this in short time.
     
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    I think Best Buy is only selling the 16GB version right now.
     
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    I've seen some people commenting that the Acer has an IPS display also (like the Asus) and others saying its MVA or TN. I can't find any mention of it anywhere. One of the youtube unboxing videos says the screen is really nice and can be seen from multiple angles. Anybody know for sure what type of display it is? Acer's site doesn't really say much. Hmmmm.
     
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    Acer’s Iconia A500 tablet features the same exact hardware specifications as Motorola’s XOOM, but with half the flash storage.....Im new to this, what does it mean?
     

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