Faulty Component Delays Acer Iconia Tab A510, Olympic Edition May Still Ship Next Month

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For those of you that wanted to get your hands on the Iconia Tab A510 from Acer you’ll have to wait a bit longer. While the Olympic Version of the device became available at the beginning of May, mass shipments appear to be delayed. The reason, faulty components. Which component being the culprit is anyone’s guess. What this means though is that both the A510, and the 3G version the A511 will both be delayed. For how long is again, anyone’s guess. A quick Amazon search (see below) does show that the product is under review and isn’t available.

With that being said, we’ll keep you posted on when this device becomes available again. On a positive front it’s good to note that Acer is saying that the Olympic version of the tablet is still a go for next month. This suggests that the problem is either nonexistent on those versions of the A510 or that Acer deems it more than enough time to weed out the issue. This may bode well for the non-Olympic and 3G counterparts as well, but only time will tell. While this could be considered bad press for Acer, the fact that they are fixing the problem before the masses purchase the device is nice to see.

sources: netbooknews, übergizmo

WiFi Only Acer Iconia Tab A700 Approved by FCC

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During CES a few months ago Acer debuted a Tegra 3 tablet known as the Iconia Tab A700 and since then the device kind of disappeared off the radar. Well I am happy to report that this 10.1-inch 1080p display carrying device is still moving forward as it’s made its way to the FCC. This WiFi-only version has been approved by the FCC and while documentation may  be limited it does show that it will carry a 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA SoC and will be running Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the gate. No word on an official launch date but it’s good to see that this tablet is still moving forward. Of course when it does finally arrive you’ll be paying a pretty penny for it.


source: FCC
via: engadget




Acer Liquid Glow Visits FCC, Details still on the DL

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As duly noted in most of the world, Acer Liquid series devices rarely make visits to the FCC long enough for us to hear about it.  As a surprise to many, the “Liquid Glow” has been spotted showing the E330 nomenclature at the US agency.  We’re still not sure about many of the details regarding the specs on the device other than the obvious fact that it runs ICS 4.0.  We’re unable to extract any frequencies or remote hints of carrier indication at this time.  The company has stamped a 180-day confidentiality seal keeping manuals and photos out of the hands of the masses.   So, it’s hush hush for now.  As Engadget notes, there’s a possibility that the device is an international GSM handset for North American carriers.  And as most of us are aware, Rogers tends to offer quite a line from Acer, so it’s still entirely possible we could see a launch up north.  Stay tuned as we continue to dig a little deeper regarding specs and availability.

source: FCC


Acer Iconia A100 Tablet Gets Android 4.0 Update For Some Owners Around The World

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If you own an Acer Iconia A100, today is your lucky day. Acer previously confirmed the Iconia A100 would get ICS, but we know that manufacturers sometimes encounter delays and issues which sometimes prevent much-needed software updates from arriving on time. We knew Acer had been working on the update diligently as we saw a smooth-running tease of the latest software, but it looks as if they didn’t have much to work on or tweak as they began pushing the Android 4.0 update to owners of the tablet around the world.

Oh and what’s more is the fine team at XDA has been kind enough to provide a download link to those who haven’t received the update or update notification yet. So if you’re feeling lucky and/or impatient, hit the download source and download links to grab the update for your tablet today. Happy updating!

source: XDA 1 | 2 (download link)
via: Android Police

Acer Iconia Tab A510 ‘Olympic Edition’ now available, ICS landing on other tabs by next week

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The new beast from Acer known as the Iconia Tab A510 is now officially available. This one is priced competitively at $449. When you consider it has a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 32GB of internal storage, and approximately 12 hours of battery life, the price is pretty sweet. It’s available in both black and white and of course you get the Olympic logo on the back. You can hit the first source link to get your order in.

In other news, those of you that already own an Iconia Tab A100 or A500 will be happy to know that Ice Cream Sandwich is just around the corner. According to Acer, the A100 will get ICS on April 25 in Latin America and April 27 for both the U.S. and Canada. All three regions will get ICS for the A500 starting April 27. So far no dates were announced for any other regions. Of course, ICS is already available for the A200.

So there you have it. Did anyone pre-order their A510 or are you going to grab one today?

sources: Acer 1 and 2

Pre-orders for the Acer Iconia Tab A510 ‘Olympic Edition’ starts today at $449

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We heard about Acer’s first quad-core tablet, the A510, last November. Then earlier this month they announced it as the Olympics Edition. Now all we needed was the price. We were expecting it to come in at $500 , but we’re pleased with the aggressive price point of $449. This is a solid price for a Tegra 3 tablet with 32GB, not to mention 12 hours of battery life with the whopping 9800 mAh battery. If there is one negative, it’s the fact that it’s 10.9 mm thick. It’s available in both silver and black and you can pre-order one now on Amazon or Future Shop in Canada. We expect shipments to commence in about 3 weeks.

The full specs include:

  • Tegra 3 – 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor
  • 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) 16:10 display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1MP front camera
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD for up to an additional 32GB of storage
  • micro HDMI and USB 2.0 port
  • 9800 mAh battery

Full press release after the break:

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Acer announces special edition Iconia Tab to celebrate 2012 Olympics

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Looking forward to the 2012 Olympic Games in London? It certainly seems that Acer is, earlier today it announced the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Games Edition to mark the occasion. Early signs suggest this is nothing more than some smart marketing as the technical specifications appear to be identical to the forthcoming Iconia Tab A510. The only notable difference is cosmetic and consists of a discreet Olympic rings silver logo on the rear of the tablet.

For those of you who missed the details of the original Iconia Tab A510 the first time around, here’s a quick reminder of the highlights :-

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM
  • 10.1″, 1280 x 800 touch screen
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage options
  • 9800 mAh battery
Acer says that the Olympic Edition Iconia Tab will launch in the UK around the same time that the 2012 Olympics kick off, there is no word yet on international availability. There’s also no word on pricing at this time but we would hope that it won’t be any higher than the  €399 ($522) listed for the standard edition.Check out the full press release below and be sure to let us know in the comments if the Olympic branding adds any additional appeal to this high-end Android tablet. » Read the rest

Acer unveils the Liquid Glow smartphone for Mobile World Congress

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Acer just announced they will be showing their new Liquid Glow smartphone at Mobile World Congress. LG says they are a “handful of friendship and fun.” They feature a 3.7-inch display, 5MP rear camera, NFC, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

They will feature Acer’s signature look with nice curves, chrome details, and a soft-touch casing to deliver the perfect size, grip and feel. For those that like color choices, you will have your choice of Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat’s-eye Black. Not only that, the onscreen display style is different for each external color. LG promises a release in the early summer, but I’m sure we will see more next week.

Full press release after the break:

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Acer CloudMobile Demoed on Video Before Next Weeks MWC Showing

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Man, the way things are going lately nothing is going to be a surprise at next weeks Mobile World Congress. We recently brought you videos of a hands on experience with three of LG’s phones that are slated to be unveiled at MWC and now we have another one from Acer to share with you courtesy of Cellulare Magazine.

What we have this time around is a hands on with the award winning Acer CloudMobile, taken at a press event in Milan today. Like the last round of videos this one isn’t in English either so you will just have to make up your own words, unless of course you’re multilingual. Reports are saying that the phone pictured in the video is still a prototype so there still may be a few discrepancies from the final product. What we do know is that the device has a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch 1280 x 800 display, an 8MP camera, HSPA bands, Bluetooth, and NFC capabilities. We will surely know all there is to know come next week, though. We will keep you posted.

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source: Cellulare Magazine
via: Unwired View



FCC Approves Acer Iconia Tab A510

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The highly anticipated Acer tablet, the Iconia Tab A510 has received approval from the FCC. The tablet is scheduled for release sometime in April, and is headed for Europe. The 10.1″ tablet is equipped with a quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a resolution of 1280 x 800 and comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iterations. Input and output candies include a microSD slot, mini-HDMI and mini-USB. Keep posted to TalkAndroid for an official release date! Lucky Europeans.

source: phandroid