Acer's Android Iconia B1 Tablet Could be $99

Acer's recently-outed 7-inch tablet, the Android-powered Iconia B1, is apparently priced at $99, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The site said it's spoken to a source with direct knowledge of the Iconia B1 project being developed by the PC manufacturer. In addition to revealing a $99 price tag, the source added that the tablet will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display.

Also rumored is 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, while Google's Nexus 7, which is priced at $199 and may reach as low as the $99-$150 range, sports a quad-core processor.

The Iconia B1 is expected to run on Google's Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, with an expected unveiling scheduled for CES.

 

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  • kawininjazx
    Now that's a deal, beats the hell out of the $89 Cortex A8 garbage no name tablets.
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  • guru_urug
    Low res screen, questionable OS updates, dual core mediatek cpu(reasonable), only 8GB storage,but most importantly only 512MB RAM. The RAM would be a huge bottleneck IMO, specially on Jellybean. 1GB is the norm now. Rather spend the $200 on the nexus 7, well worth the price tag. Or grab a used one on ebay or craigslist if you really want something at 100 bucks, else just wait till Google reduces the pricing next year.
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  • freggo
    should have pumped the screen to 1280x720 and your PR people can push it as an HD screen.

    1024x600 is just a bit too low end even at $99.
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