Is that Motorola XOOM tablet too expensive for you with its $600 starting price? It looks like cheaper Android 3.0 tablets are just around the corner. The Acer Iconia Tab A500 features a slightly bulkier design, but nearly identical specs to the XOOM tablet. But Best Buy has announced that the Iconia Tab A500 will go on sale April 24th for just $449.99.
The Iconia Tab A500 features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, cameras on the front and back, a six-axis gyroscope, HDMI port, microSD card slot, and a docking port. For $450 you get a WiFi model with 16GB of storage. The WiFi-only Motorola XOOM has 32GB of storage, but since both tablets have SDHC card slots, you have to ask yourself if you want to spend an extra $150 for 16GB of storage.
Best Buy will begin taking in-store pre-orders for the tablet on April 14th. You can already pre-order from BestBuy.com.
Best Buy will also offer accessories including a Bluetooth keyboard, a docking station with an infrared remote control, a case, and power adapters.