iPad 2 Rival Alert : Acer to Debut Another Quad Core Tablet, the A510

Acer has a second quad core tablet in the pipeline, the Iconia A510, which was unveiled at a press conference in Hamburg, Germany where Acer reported that the Iconia A510 will be launched in Europe soon.

Unlike its bigger brother, the A700, the A510 has a 1280x800 pixel 10.1-inch screen like the A500, and will cost €500, while the A700 will start at €549 for the 16GB model without 3G.

According to Device Magazine, other features of the Iconia A510 include the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage (going up to 64GB), a microSD card slot, microUSB, Ice Cream 4.0 Sandwich OS, two cameras, optional 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Dolby Mobile.

The tablet is perfectly placed to square up with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime which has remarkably similar characteristics to the A500. It will be interesting to see whether Acer starts to discount the existing Acer A500, A100 and A501 models.

MWC 2012, starting one month today in Barcelona, will almost certainly see a raft of products sporting the Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, including a few smartphones at the high end of the spectrum as well as a number of tablets.

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