As the Olympic Games are getting closer, you’ll see more and more companies associate their products with that particular event. After all, that’s probably the main reason why certain companies sponsor the Olympic Games – so they can slap the famous five-circle logo onto their stuff.
Acer is no stranger to this, and it has decided to kick off 2012′s trend of re-releasing gadgets with the Olympic logo on them. The first to receive the treatment is the Iconia Tab A510 tablet, which will also be available as an Olympic Games Edition later this month, presumably in Europe first (since the announcement was made in Germany and the press release talks about the UK). That said, there’s no reason for this device not to make its way overseas as well at some point.
If you’re wondering what the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Games Edition brings to the table aside from the very long name and the five-circle Olympic logo on its back, well… nothing. This is just an Iconia Tab A510 with a new name and an additional logo, that’s the truth.
So it still has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. Perhaps the main feature of the A510, the gigantic 9,800 mAh (that’s not a typo!) battery, can also be found in the Olympic Edition, rest assured. Acer claims 15 hours of HD video playback, and with such a battery, that’s entirely achievable. Apple’s iPads launched so far as well as Samsung’s bigger Galaxy Tabs all have batteries in the range of 7,000 mAh, for comparison – so battery life is one problem you’ll never encounter with an Acer Iconia Tab A510.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but expect the Olympic Games Edition to be a tad more expensive than the ‘regular’ Iconia Tab A510. After all, that sponsorship money has to come from somewhere.