Acer Iconia B1 Tablet to Sell for Under $180 This Month

In addition to the Iconia A1-830, Acer revealed on Friday another Android-based tablet, the third generation of its Iconia B1 line. This new model is a bit smaller than the A1-830, offering a 7-inch screen with optional Anti-Glare protective film.

The company indicates that the new Iconia B1 entry is targeted at young or new users or families looking for an additional tablet for their children. The tablet is also ideal for busy individuals seeking "a convenient mobile companion."

"The thin design and narrow bezel of the 7-inch Iconia B1 makes it perfect for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos. The new back cover texture provides a comfortable touch with a silky finish, while users can choose their favorite screen's frame color among smoky grey and vermilion red," reads the press release.

According to a slim list of features, the new 7-inch tablet is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of memory, and 16 GB of internal storage. The device also sports a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of extra storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, and a front-facing camera, which is located on the top right corner and works also when in landscape mode.

"Both speaker and microphone are placed on front to provide higher volumes, more immersive sound for music and video enjoyment or clearer voice for video calls," reads the press release.

The Wi-Fi only model, the Iconia B1-720, will cost €129 ($176 USD) when it ships in mid-January. The 3G model, the Iconia B1-721, will retail for €179 ($245) at the end of January.

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  • vider
    Is this "article" a fools joke? This is even worse then plagiarism. Straight up copy and past, what tha mother of nature is that thing doing here?! Where are the full specs, as for example... what is the CPU brand? Model? Architecture? Memory type (is it LPDDR 2 or 3, single chanel or dual chanel???). Is this why I come back to Tomshardware for? Pleeeeease!
  • falchard
    Its obviously a toy since its an Android Tablet.
  • rwinches
    It's called a press release for a reason.
  • digiex
    Buy Nexus 7 instead.