Today some nosy folks stumbled upon the Acer.com online support page for two unreleased and unannounced Android tablets. The snoopers were presented with the XML version of each webpage (first, second) that lists only the HTML code for that particular webpage. In the HTML code the name of the two new tablets was discovered, but so was the fact that both would feature Nvidia’s new quad-core Tegra 3 ARM processing chip.
According to the XML code listed on the two support pages the new tablets include the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and the Acer Iconia Tab A511. Both the A510 and A511 will be released with 1280×800 resolution touchscreens, Nvidia Tegra 3 chips, Bluetooth radios, and Android OS (prob. Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich). However in addition to those light details I believe the code support for images, audio, video, and documents are also listed in th XML code.
The following file extensions are listed for the A510 and A511…
- Audio: 3gpp, amr, amr-wb, imelody, mid, midi, mp3, mp4, mpeg, mpg, m4a, wav, x-mid, x-midi, x-mp3, x-mpeg, x-mpg, x-wav
- Audio (streaming): 3gpp, AAC, AMR, MP4A-ES, MP4A-LATM
- Images: bmp, gif, icon, jpeg, jpg, png, vnd.wap.wbmp, x-ms-bmp, x-icon, x-xbitmap
- Text: html, plain, xml, xsl
- Video: 3gpp and mp4
- Video (Streaming): 3gpp, mp4, H.263 2000, MP4V-ES
The same tablet, but different Part II
Now if you know the names for the current line of Android tablets at Acer then those names should have a bell going off in your head. The A510 and A511 will probably share the same physical design, but one (the A511 most likely) will feature mobile broadband connectivity.
Acer has already offered the same tablet but with mobile broadband this year with the 10.1-inch Acer Iconia Tab A500 and 10.1-inch Acer Iconia A501. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 had mobile broadband and the A500 was a Wi-Fi tablet, but the two were designed exactly the same and featured all of the same main technical specs. (if you looked past either tablets Internet connectivity options).
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 was cheaper than it’s A501 twisted twin, but both tablets were relatively cheap considering how much competing Honeycomb tablets were at the time of each models launch. The Acer Iconia Tab A500 started at $449 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only model and the 4G HSPA+ Acer Iconia Tab 16GB tablet started at $329.99 on-contract through AT&T when it was released. Hopefully Acer will be able to keep the same reasonable pricing for their next-gen. tablets, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511.