While the full swarm of Honeycomb tablets buzzes further off on the horizon, a few scouts are arriving to test the hospitableness of the consumer environment. Sales of the Motorola Xoom have been sluggish so far, and it may be due to a price that does little to sway potential iPad 2 buyers. The latest experiment in Honeycomb tablet market penetration, the Acer Iconia Tab A500, arrives today at BestBuy.com for pre-orders at a tantalizing sub-iPad price of $449.99. Pre-orders at Best Buy stores will begin on April 14, and the final onsale date will be April 24 -- exclusively at Best Buy stores and online.
The annual technology stress-storm that is CES has finally passed, and the No BS Podcast is back with episode 164. Nathan and Gordon return from the show floor and team up with Alex and Andy to discuss the shows' many wonders, including Sandy Bridge, the Iconia, and the Kegputer.
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Acer's dual screen Iconia has been on our radar for a while now, but actually seeing one at CES was an utter delight. The dual LCD notebook features two fully functional touch screens, and will run Windows 7 with a core i5 processor. It also comes loaded with snazzy custom Acer gesture software, which is demonstrated to full effect in the video below. Enjoy!