iPad 2 Rival Alert : Acer Unveils Iconia Tab A510 Olympics Edition

Acer will celebrate the London 2012 Olympics with a special edition of its Iconia Tab A510 which will unsurprisingly be called the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Games edition.

The device will carry both Acer and the Olympic logos - and that's it really. It is powered by a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and has a 9800mAh battery which will power the tablet for 15 hours.

Other featres include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 10.1-inch 1,280 by 800 pixels display, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Acer Print for wireless printing (which Acer says is compatible with 87 per cent of the printer market), Dolby Mobile 3+ technology with 5.1 HD sound output, HDMI out, a five megapixel rear camera, a one megapixel front facing one and Polaris Office.

The device is set to go on sale in March with pricing yet to be announced. It's worth noting that the plain vanilla Acer Iconia Tab A510 costs £370, less than the new iPad tablet.

The latter throws a cat amongst the pigeons though. Its GPU for example is said to be four times faster than the Nvidia Tegra 3 that powers the Iconia Tab 510 and it packs the highest number of pixels on any portable devices (laptops included).