Acer officially unveiled its latest member of the Iconia Tab family today, the A510. As the name implies, it’s an upgraded version of the original A500, though the upgrade is considerable if you’ve been feeling the need for speed. The A510 gets Nvidia’s Tegra 3 system on a chip, with four cores running at a reported 1.3Ghz each. Other than that, you get the same shell, 1280x800resolution and ten-inch screen. Oh, and one more thing: Ice Cream Sandwich running out of the box. The tablet was shown off at a pre-CeBIT presentation in Hamburg, and German site Tablet Community (no relation) got a good look.
According to the announcement, the tablet will retail for 499 Euros when it his sometime in April. Acer announced a companion model, the Iconia Tab A511, which will also sport 4G data capabilities. The company didn’t announce a price or time frame for the wireless broadband version. It will share the specs of the 510 otherwise, presumably also running Android 4.0 whenever it launches. Both will come in 16, 32 and 64GB models, probably with a 100 Euro difference between them.
Acer didn’t say anything about a North American release for the A510, though given the relationship between carriers and manufacturers over here, the A510 might be more likely to get an initial release. These tablets are mighty tempting, but remember that the Iconia Tab A700 and its 1920×1200 screen are on the horizon. We’ll have to see what kind of price difference the tablets have before making any decisions.