As blogged earlier, this is the year of tablets and when we wake up, the first thing we check whether any new tablet has been announced or going to be launched. One or the other news is always there about tablets to be shared with our valued readers. Now, another entrant to ever increasing population of tablets is Acer, who has announced the Iconia Tab A510, specifications of which appear to be quite impressive:
- 10.1″ inch screen with quad-core processor
- Up to 12 hours of continuous video playback
- Touch screen with a 1280×800 pixel resolution
- HDMI port for connecting the tablet to HDTVs
- 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate up to an extra 32 GB of storage
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
- 1 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that can shoot up to 720p video
- Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU
- 12-Core Nvidia GeForce graphics processor
The Iconia Tab A510 is available for pre-order now at a price of $449.99 in the U.S. and Canada. The company has deliberately kept $50 less price than the cheapest new iPad to get leverage among the prospective customers of entry level new iPad.
The tablet also features the Olympic rings logo on the back, as part of a marketing deal between Acer and the Olympic Games, which will take place in London. Acer has not announced yet when the new tablet will officially arrive at retailers.