Looking forward to the 2012 Olympic Games in London? It certainly seems that Acer is, earlier today it announced the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Games Edition to mark the occasion. Early signs suggest this is nothing more than some smart marketing as the technical specifications appear to be identical to the forthcoming Iconia Tab A510. The only notable difference is cosmetic and consists of a discreet Olympic rings silver logo on the rear of the tablet.
For those of you who missed the details of the original Iconia Tab A510 the first time around, here’s a quick reminder of the highlights :-
Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM
10.1″, 1280 x 800 touch screen
16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options
9800 mAh battery
Acer says that the Olympic Edition Iconia Tab will launch in the UK around the same time that the 2012 Olympics kick off, there is no word yet on international availability. There’s also no word on pricing at this time but we would hope that it won’t be any higher than the €399 ($522) listed for the standard edition.Check out the full press release below and be sure to let us know in the comments if the Olympic branding adds any additional appeal to this high-end Android tablet.
Acer introduces the ICONIA TAB A510 Olympic Games Edition. Celebrating Acer’s partnership with the Olympic Movement, the design unites the Acer and Olympic logos, and is available in black or silver. The ICONIA TAB A510 is the company’s newest Android Ice Cream Sandwich-based tablet. It features 15 hours of battery life for true all-day usability, a powerful NVIDIA® TEGRA® 3 quad-core processor, and the latest tools for mobile productivity, sharing and more.
The ICONIA TAB A510′s 9800mAh battery supports up to 15 hours of HD video playback. The extra power doesn’t add bulk to the tablet because parallel battery packaging keeps it slim.
A powerful NVIDIA® TEGRA® 3 quad-core processor executes a smart workload distribution with more power and less battery consumption. It handles heavy multitasking, HD videos, console-like gaming, and faster web browsing, while a fifth “companion” core takes care of low-power tasks like music playback and active standby.
Mobile productivity apps include Acer Print, which makes wireless printing easier with support for various document formats, photos and web pages. Acer Print is compatible with 87% of brand-name printers on the current market.
Polaris® Office, meanwhile, is optimized for tablet-based work. It provides practical improvements for editing and reading MS Office documents on the go.
Noise suppression and echo cancellation technologies enhance audio recording, and video calls in HD Voice are excellent. Superior audio enjoyment for music, movies and more comes courtesy of Dolby® Mobile 3+ with premium 5.1-channel HD output.
The ICONIA TAB A510 Olympic Games Edition starts a series of products that Acer designed specially for the Olympic Games in London. Available for consumers starting from March, this is the perfect tablet for cheering on your favorite athletes during the biggest sports event of 2012.