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Acer's Android Iconia B1 Tablet Could be $99

By - Source: Wall Street Journal | B 6 comments

Device said to sport 1.2GHz processor and 7-inch display with a 1,024x600-pixel resolution.

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 , December 26, 2012 2:07 PM
    Now that's a deal, beats the hell out of the $89 Cortex A8 garbage no name tablets.
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    guru_urug , December 26, 2012 2:53 PM
    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 , December 26, 2012 3:32 PM
    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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    xpeh , December 26, 2012 5:05 PM
    Man, and they can't even make a phone under 200 dollars with similar specs.
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    pacomac , December 26, 2012 7:00 PM
    I for one want quality products that push boundaries, not cheap rubbish with poor specs!
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    g00fysmiley , December 27, 2012 2:16 PM
    xpehMan, and they can't even make a phone under 200 dollars with similar specs.


    partially cost of adding 3g/4g functionality... it isn;t just the hardware cost it is also the cost of patents and using another company's IP to make your antena work and be legal plus has to get government approval in all countries you want it in, it isn't as smiple as slappign an antenna in the device.. that said at $99 i'd buy one just to throw in my backpack and have acess to some pdf's and limited media use assumign it has an sd slot