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Acer to Launch the Official Olympic Tablet Next Month

By - Source: Carphone Warehouse | B 5 comments

Sadly it's not available in gold, silver, and bronze.

Samsung has already dubbed the Galaxy S III an official London 2012 Olympic handset and the GSIII won't be the only 'London 2012' device. Last month Acer announced that it would be launching an official Olympic tablet and it looks like we'll see the device available to buy a full month ahead of the Olympic festivities.

 

Carphone Warehouse has revealed a 'Coming Soon' splash page for the London 2012-branded Acer Iconia A510. Under the hood, the tablet is the same A510 we all know and love. It's got the same quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 32GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel lens up front, microUSB support, and a 9800 mAh battery. Acer did change things up a little bit, though. The company has added some Olympic flava in the form of a Olympic Games logo stamped on the back of the tablet and, more importantly, unlimited access to Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 so you can catch all your favourite events. That said, it's worth noting that the unlimited free access to Eurosport's channels ends on August 13. If you want to continue with it after the Olympics end you'll need to cough up the £4.90 per month for the subscription.

Pricing is not yet available but Carphone has this tablet set to launch in June so stay tuned!

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    womble , May 24, 2012 1:17 PM
    The Olympic version will arrive just in time then and probably be two or three times over budget!
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    irinko , May 24, 2012 2:14 PM
    So how exactly reliable are Asus as a teblet and notebook producer? I think Acer are much better than them.
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    NuclearShadow , May 24, 2012 2:35 PM
    The specs aren't anything that stand out, I sure hope they don't think that they can over price their tablet just because it has the Olympic label. It is a shame to know they likely threw millions of dollars just to get that little label slapped on instead of actually making the tablet stand out and be superior in some way.
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    jackbling , May 24, 2012 4:18 PM
    Mutton: the official meat of the 776 BC Olympics.

    Also brought to you by Zeus Sandals: Walk with the Gods.
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    eddieroolz , May 25, 2012 2:37 AM
    Too many "Official Olympic xx" nowadays....too much advertisement.