You folks might remember that last week we wrote about a statement Acer had made on its German facebook Page, that the Iconia Tab A510 tablet had a faulty component of some sort.
It turns out that the tablet does not, in fact, have any problems. Acer was just making sure everything worked as it should while it wrestled with an unexpectedly high demand. You can go ahead and buy the product now
This information came to us in an e-mail from Acer Spain, in which the company also reaffirms the meticulousness of its quality tests. Here is part of the statement, translated to English.
“The delay announced yesterday is due to an internal misunderstanding and we're sorry for this confusion. The current shortage of Iconia Tab A510 is caused by an unexpected increase in the global demand. We are happy that Iconia Tab A510 has such a remarkable success and we apologize to all the people who are waiting for an Acer Iconia Tab unit.”
Obviously, this means that the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic is going to be ready and set for the 2012 games in London (July 27 – August 12).
Spec-wise, the tablet relies on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core ARM-based SoC (system-on-chip), which has Cortex A9 cores operating at 1.3 GHz. 1 GB of RAM (random access memory) back up the platform.
32 GB of storage is available too (NAND Flash), as are connectivity interfaces (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR), sensors (G-Sensor, E-Compass, Gyro-meter and L Sensor) and two cameras: a 5-megapixel model at the back (with autofocus) and a 1-megapixel webcam on the front (for video chats and such).
All the hardware is crammed beneath a 10.1-inch multitouch LCD (liquid crystal display) whose resolution is of 1,280 x 800 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio).
Finally, the rechargeable Lithium Polymer 36.26W, 9800mAh cell battery can last for up to 13 hours of video playback, or 11 hours when streaming video over Wi-Fi.