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Acer's Iconia B1 Android Tablet Outed

By - Source: SlashGear | B 11 comments

CES launch inveitable for Mediatek dual-core processor-powered device.

Acer's unannounced 7-inch Iconia B1 tablet has been leaked due to a Federal Communications Commission profile on the device.

A leaked document confirms that the device will sport a Mediatek dual-core processor, accompanied by 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. Comparatively, Google's Nexus 7 boasts a quad-core processor. The Iconia B1 itself is expected to have Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean as its OS.

Similar to the signature 'Loop' button on the Nook slate, the Iconia B1 bears a resemblance to the original Barnes & Noble Nook tablet due to the colored home button situated on the device's bottom left corner.

It's inevitable that Acer's Iconica B1 will launch at CES during January. If it doesn't appear at the event, it should make its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

 

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    freggo , December 21, 2012 1:51 AM
    Will THG ever do something about the joke of a picture 'zoom ?

    Two levels of zoom and still the same small picture where you can't read the details.

    Sad, so very sad.
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    halcyon , December 21, 2012 2:00 AM
    512MB of RAM? 8GB of storage? Are you SERIOUS? Great, another weak tablet...who wants that crap? Is it that much more costly for Acer to release an entry level tablet with reasonable entry level specs. Its about to be 2013 .
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    wilson_22 , December 21, 2012 2:17 AM
    Yeah, better cost like $50.
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    kyuuketsuki , December 21, 2012 2:23 AM
    Specs suck, but... it actually looks very nice, aesthetically. Love the blue.
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    joytech22 , December 21, 2012 2:38 AM
    512MB of RAM? NOPE.AVI
    If a $50 computer (Raspberry Pi) could fit 512MB of RAM into their SOC what's Acer's excuse?
    Especially if 1GB of the stuff is $2.40 per chip.
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    razor512 , December 21, 2012 6:07 AM
    512MB is borderline able to run android 4.1, (you get about 100-150MB of RAM free to run your apps.

    most apps run fine with that except the web browser which freezes if you try sites like 4chan or similar sites where a single thread can have 100+ images, the browser will just eat all available memory and then force quit.

    (some browsers like chrome will unload non visible areas to deal with limited memory but it slows the overall experience and scrolling, and .gif heavy sites will still crash it.

    for android 3.x and up, 1GB is the minimum amount of RAM, accept no less.
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    CrArC , December 21, 2012 9:18 AM
    freggoWill THG ever do something about the joke of a picture 'zoom ?Two levels of zoom and still the same small picture where you can't read the details.Sad, so very sad.
    Hey man, I think I figured it out. You're supposed to click it, and then move your face closer to the screen.
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    getreal , December 21, 2012 9:47 AM
    Just another cheap Android POS that only house70 and the five other android fanboys in the world will buy.
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    house70 , December 21, 2012 12:37 PM
    getrealJust another cheap Android POS that only house70 and the five other android fanboys in the world will buy.

    Ouch. I am soooo lucky to have you keep an eye on my purchases. LOL
    Looks like you have your work cut up; you have to do the same for the remainder 70% of the world mobile users, since they all prefer Android.
    However, I am flattered for the personal touch you put in your trolling this time. LOL. Means that a lot of my comments hit a sensible spot, the one that's covered by that immense chip on your shoulder. Goodbye.

    Back on topic: specs of this are too low. I don't see it selling, except for parents that really look for a cheap tablet for their toddlers. Cheap as in less than 50 bucks.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 21, 2012 1:52 PM
    CrArCHey man, I think I figured it out. You're supposed to click it, and then move your face closer to the screen.

    And take off your glasses...
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    knowom , December 25, 2012 4:00 PM
    These specs about year and half ago would have been reasonable, but no one is going to pay much for a device like this now don't know why even designed a new product with specs like these.