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Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511 delayed by "faulty component", A700 not affected

May 23, 2012

It looks like the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and the A511 have been hit by a shipment delay. According to posts on Acer Germany’s Facebook page, the delay in delivery is due to a certain faulty component for the two tablets. While Acer didn’t specify when fresh batches of the Iconia Tab A510 and A511 will be shipped out, the company did mention that owners of the two tablets need not worry about the quality of the tablets that have already been sold, as they’re not affected by said faulty component.

For US folks who want to try out Acer’s quad-core tablet offering, a quick check on Amazon and Best Buy suggests that the Acer Iconia Tab A510 — the WiFi version — is still in stock for the same $449 price point. That much money will get you a 10.1-inch tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution, 32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1MP front camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 9,800mAh battery for up to 15 hours of usage.

Fortunately, the so-called component trouble will not affect the European launch of Acer’s other tablet, the Iconia Tab A700. The same Facebook post says that the higher resolution slate will still be out sometime in June, giving you the chance to enjoy the beauty of that 1900 x 1200 HD resolution on the A700’s 10.1-inch screen. The rest of the specs are quite similar to the Tab A510, and the Acer Iconia Tab A700 is expected to retail for €549.

Even though Acer hasn’t announced the availability of the Iconia Tab A700 in the US, the tab has recently been spotted at the FCC, which gives some hope that it’ll be US-bound in the near future.