Why compare it to the HTC Flyer, you might ask, and the answer is very simple. They are both 7-inch tablets and they will probably be both targeted on a similar public. The first major difference between the two tablets is the one regarding the operating system. The HTC Flyer runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, while the Iconia Tab A100 is scheduled to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and 3.2 Honeycomb. Advantage for A100, with the condition of making the Honeycomb work on a tablet with a smaller than 9-inch screen.
Secondly, the display is quite the same at both models, a 7-inch one with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Regarding the cameras that are installed on the two devices, the Iconia Tab A100 will feature a 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and autofocus and a secondary 2MP camera in the front, while the HTC Flyer comes with a similar 5MP camera in the back, but with an only 1.3 MP camera in the front. Advantage for the Iconia Tab A100 once again!
As far as technical specifications goes, the processor and the RAM memory are extremely important. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 250 processor and 512 MB of RAM, while the HTC Flyer features a 1.5 GHZ single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM. Hard to judge this aspect, but if we only consider the cold numbers, the HTC Flyer wins at this category.
In terms of storage options, the HTC Flyer is the clear winner, with 16 or 32 GB of memory, considerably more than the 8 GB of the A100. In the connectivity section, however, the A100 defeats the HTC Flyer with the support of the micro HDMI port, a feature that is nowhere to be found on the HTC tablet.
Finally, if we consider the design and the weight of the two tablets, the HTC Flyer will have the upper hand, giving that it only weighs 420 grams, 50 grams lighter than the similar built A100.
To wrap up, the Iconia Tab A100 wins from the operating system point of view, as well as the camera aspect and from the connectivity point of view, while the HTC Flyer has the upper hand regarding the weight, the processor and RAM memory and the storage device. However, the price might be the real tie-braker, considering that the HTC Flyer is currently available at Amazon for 594 dollars, while the A100 is rumored to only cost 349 dollars.