Friday, February 17, 2012

Acer Iconia Tab A510 with Tegra 3 clears FCC

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Acer's mid-range Android 4.0 tablet, the Iconia Tab A510, has gotten considerably closer to a possible US launch after an FCC approval Wednesday. While the filing is focused on wireless and just confirms that it's a Wi-Fi only version, it shows the 10-inch slate getting close to a probable US release. European tips had put it in April.

The A510 sits exactly in between the budget A200 and the premium A710 we tried at CES in January. It carries the quad-core Tegra 3 processor of the A700 and should have the full camera set the A200 lacks, but it trims the price by using a more conventional 1280x800 display instead of the more exotic 1080p of the A700. At least one model will have 16GB of storage.

It may be Acer's first device to ship with Android 4.0 built-in and includes a lightly customized interface with shortcuts to common tasks

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