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We first heard about a Tegra 3 successor to the Iconia Tab A500 back in November. Curiously, Acer never publicly acknowledged the tablet, even though Nvidia briefly showed it off at CES, but it looks like they are now ready to finally make it official by kicking off pre-orders for the Iconia Tab A510 in the U.S. and Canada.
The device features a 10-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It boasts a built-in micro HDMI port, micro USB 2.0 port, microSD card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 1MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, and a 9800mAh battery good for up to 11 or 13 hours of video playback via Wi-Fi or local storage, respectively.
The Acer Iconia Tab A510 measures 10.1 by 6.9 by .43 inches (HWD) and weighs about 24 ounces, making it a bit heavier and thicker than both the new iPad and Asus' Transformer Prime tablet. Nevertheless, as one of just a handful of Android devices shipping with version 4.0 of Google's mobile operating system, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, Acer's offering seems like a great alternative if you are looking for a non-iOS tablet.
Unfortunately they didn't give out a specific release date, but pricing is set at $450.
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 carries a 1280x800 display with 80-degree viewing angles and the ability to register input from all 10 fingers. You'll also find 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (a 32GB model is in the works), a microSD card reader that can handle up to 32GB cards, a 5MP rear camera with flash and auto-focus and a 2MP front cam. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, USB and GPS.
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