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Acer Iconia Tablet pre-orders now available at Best Buy, shipping soon

If you passed on the Motorola Xoom in hopes of another Honeycomb based Android tablet coming to the market and have been eying the Acer Iconia, you will be pleased to know Best Buy is now accepting pre-orders. For the price tag of $449.99 you will get a 10.1-inch screen with a 1GHz processor that will be the second device to run Android 3.0, Honeycomb. Best Buy's web site shows that the device is set to be delivered between April 24 and 29, which would lead us to believe the launch is within that time frame. [Best Buy (opens in new tab) via CNET] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
  • Nice. The pricing is getting better, folks will have to find new reasons not to at least consider these devices.
  • A sad day for Android guys got beat to the scoop even by USA Today! :-)
  • pretty good price better then moto
  • 1) The Xoom has 1GB RAM, how much is in the Iconia?
    2) The Xoom has 32GB of storage, how much is in the Iconia?
    3) The Xoom has GPS, does the Iconia? I am sure there are other things you have to know too. It is nice to see a lower starting price for a real, 10.1" dual 1Ghz 3.0 tablet, but you have to know what you are buying for that price.
  • 1) 1GB
    2) 16 GB
    3) Yes IF you would have clicked the BB link you would have seen that info
  • hmm wrong the transformer is second device with honeycomb.
  • The screenshot in this article is also not honeycomb... (probably an old shot)
  • The transformer is only out in Asia so if you count that then cool. But I don't.
  • Maybe this will wake Asus up and get them to release ship date and price on the transformer? Listen Asus, I really want to buy your tablet. But if pricing and availability is not announced by the time I can walk into a store and pick one of these up, I might just do that instead.
  • Nice. I still don't know what to do with a tablet though.
  • going to buy mine today !!! As long as its in stock at best Buy !!!! FINALLY an Android 3.0 Tabl not priced ridiculously !!! Its about time a sub $500 tab came to market and to have it with Honeycomb and tegra 2 is just awesome !!!
  • At Best Buy today. None of the employees even knew it was there and had to get on the computer to look up the specs. Played with it for a while and seemed very nice, good screen, very fast and paired right up with my EVO using Wireless Tether.
  • Have mine for a week now! What an awesome device!!! Best tablet on the market by far!