Acer Iconia A510 tablet says hello at CES 2012

Acer Iconia A510 tablet says hello at CES 2012What’s that you say, tech lovers? You can’t get enough of the new Android tablets launched at CES 2012 and you want more? Well you’re in luck, friends.

The Acer Iconia A510 is officially (i.e. not actually) the 1,000th tablet to be unveiled in Vegas this week, and – to be fair – it actually sounds alright. Well, from what little we know.

Following on from the dual-core Acer Iconia A500, the Acer Iconia A510 boasts a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. A few weeks ago that would’ve evoked a special tingle, but now – not so much. We don’t get out of bed for anything less than octo-core these days.

Other Acer Iconia A510 specs include a 10in display (possibly 1280x800, if previous rumours hold true) and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), but other than that we’re all out.

A 3G-enabled Acer Iconia A511 was rumoured alongside the Wi-Fi only Iconia A510 back in mid-November, but the former was a CES no-show. Presumably it’ll follow in due course.

Final specs and a release date remain elusive at this stage, but we’ll be pestering Acer at Mobile World Congress with a big stick.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 15:09

In addition to more Android tabs we need more sand in the Sahara - but does anyone care? :(

I calculated - using MIT's tunneling microscope (to find my interest) and that Wolfram engine _ that on March 16 2014 there will be one Android tablet model for every single human on the planet.

Pubnum  Jan. 11, 2012 at 18:52

And this is a problem?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 20:05

And this is a problem?

Not really,
but in my most humble of opinions there isn't exactly a shortage of unsold tablets. And the manufacturers' solution to the problem seems to be: another model, then: another one.
It took Apple ONE model to sell shedloads, and the hundred or so Android tablets combined don't reach the sales figures of the 1st iPad.
That should give people reason to pause, shouldn't it?
The failure obviously is NOT a shortage of tabs, so making more cannot be the sole solution ;)

But hey, tha's just my reasoning.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 20:38

Jan, you crazy fool....of course we need more Android tablets. The ~1,000,000 we have at the moment are nowhere near enough choice for even the average non-techy consumer :p.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 21:29

Sorry, how stupid of me. ;)

A local PC store sells the iPad 2 and 7 different Android tabs (from €149 to €600. In the 2 weeks before christmas, so I'm told, they sold 30 iPads, and 2 Android tabs... 'nuff said?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 21:56

I'd say they did quite well selling two Android Tabs tbh :p.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 22:24

I'd say they did quite well selling two Android Tabs tbh :p.

hahaha :p


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