Engadget, a multilingual technology weblog and podcast about user electronics, revealed Acer will delay the release of its 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 tablet till the second half of 2011.

“We've just been informed by the company that its Honeycomb-sporting, Tegra 2-powered slate will not be arriving, as had been expected, right around now, but will in fact make its debut in the second half of 2011,” the website stated.

There were false rumors the company would scrap the A100 but Acer spokesperson denied them and asserted that the device's release is merely delayed, without giving reasons for the delay.

Rumors about the delay of Acer A500, a 3G Android mobile and W500, a Microsoft Windows based tablet also proved to be false after the devices were made available at Best Buy in the US.

The A100 and the forthcoming Flyer tablet from HTC are among the first 7-inch devices to run Honeycomb 3G.