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.
Under the hood, the A510 is still a pretty impressive tablet: it runs on the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core architecture with a full gigabyte of RAM. The 10-inch screen uses the standard 1280×800 resolution, and there’s 16GB-32GB of on-board storage. Ice Cream Sandwich will be running when the A510 hits retail shelves later this month, but there’s no telling when the Iconia Tab A511 with its additional HSPA+ radio will become available.
Acer says that the A510 Olympic Games Edition will be available in the UK in time for the games themselves in late summer, but they didn’t say whether or not it would hit international markets. Acer’s not the only one capitalizing on the spirit of international goodwill: rumors indicate that Samsung is planning on launching the Galaxy S III with an Olympic tie-in.