Best Buy Unveils 9.7-Inch Insignia Flex Android Tablet
Device offers a dual-core 1GHz processor and 10 hours of battery life.
Best Buy has confirmed its plan to enter the competitive tablet market via the Insignia Flex Tablet.
As its name suggests, the device has been created through the US retailer's Insignia label. The Flex Tablet features a 9.7-inch display, a dual-core 1GHz processor and 10 hours of battery life. It'll run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Best Buy’s Facebook page said the Insignia Flex Tablet will arrive at brick and mortar stores “one month from [Thursday],” which is November 11.
While the company didn't reveal any other details such as pricing or storage capacity, it's expected that the device will be sold in line with the cheaper tablets available on the market; the retailer's Insignia label has offered competitive prices for its HDTVs, as well as other electronic products at affordable prices when compared to the prices assigned by the bigger brands.
Providing that Apple adheres to their release strategy of launching a product a few weeks after its announcement, the Insignia Flex Tablet will go up against the iPad Mini, which is apparently due to be announced on October 23.