Acer Iconia Tab A510

Acer Iconia Tab A510 shipments halted due to hardware defect

Planning on purchasing an Acer Iconia Tab A510 any time soon? You might want to put those plans on hold: Acer's German Facebook page has announced that the tablets that Acer has on hand are defective due to a faulty component. Acer didn't day which component had the issue, but they were quick to assure customers that the tablets that have already been sold or are currently on store shelves are not affected.

Acer Iconia Tab A700 spotted at the FCC

Like high-powered smartphones themselves, Android tablets are on the cusp of a considerable leap forward. A big part of that will be resolution, and Acer hopes to be leading the pack with the Iconia Tab A700. The latest in the Iconia series doesn't have an official US launch date yet, but it's been spotted hanging out at the FCC by Liliputing, which means that it can't be too far off. Any takers?

Acer’s quad-core Iconia Tab A510 on sale now

Well look at that - on the same day that Acer's nailed down a date for updating its older tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich, it's also started selling the new Iconia Tab A510. This revision of the A500 model includes a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and ships with Android 4.0. And if you care about such things, it's also the "Olympic Edition", which means you get a snazzy five-ring logo on the back. The Iconia Tab A510 is shipping now from Acer's online store for $449, and should show up at retailers soon.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 packs Tegra 3 and ICS in $450 slate

Acer has outed its first quadcore Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A510, a 10.1-inch slate running Android 4.0 on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset. The A510 has a 1280 x 800 10-point touchscreen with 85-degree viewing angles, a microHDMI port, micro USB 2.0 port and microSD card reader. Inside there's 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, along with WiFI a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. A front camera runs at 1-megapixel and is fixed focus, while the 5-megapixel rear camera supports autofocus and can simultaneously snap stills while recording HD video. Polaris Office 3.5 along with various other apps are preloaded, together with Acer's own clear.fi DLNA streaming system and the Acer Ring UI. The chassis is 10.2(w) x 6.9(d) x 0.43(h) inches and weighs a little over 24 oz, and bears both Acer and Olympics logos as it's apparently an "Olympic Games Tablet Edition." The Acer Iconia Tab A510 is up for pre-sale today, priced at $449.99, and available in black or silver. A matching case with integrated stand is priced at $39.99. [gallery]

Acer Iconia Tab A510 gets an Olympic edition

It's that time of the quadannual cycle again. With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London getting closer and closer, the endorsements and marketing are going to start ramping up any day now. Acer seems to be getting an early start: they've unveiled the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition at CeBIT in Germany. There's nothing extraordinary about the Android tablet: it's got the same specs and internals as the as-yet unreleased standard version, with a spiffy Olympic rings logo and a silver-on-black color scheme.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511 Tegra 3 tablets headed for Europe

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.