Acer Iconia B1 to beat Google and Asus to $99 mark?

Acer Iconia B1 to beat Google and Asus to  mark?There’s been plenty of talk of a “$99 tablet” over the past few months, with the latest candidate being the Asus ME172V. It’s also tipped for Nexus glory.

However, it sounds like a little something called the Acer Iconia B1 might beat Asus and Google to the $99 punch.

The Acer Iconia B1 has reportedly cleared the Federal Communications Commission, and as such it’s tipped to make an appearance at CES 2013 in a few weeks.

With a rumoured price tag of $99, Acer Iconia B1 specs are suitably modest. They include a 7in display (1024 x 600), dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 512MB of RAM, with Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) on OS duties.

Acer Iconia B1 storage weighs in at just 8GB, though additional gigatrons are welcome via microSD. There’s also thought to be a SIM card slot for some sort of mobile connectivity – in addition to Bluetooth and GPS.

Well, you get what you pay for, but that doesn’t sound too shabby for a mere $99.

CES 2013 opens its doors on January 8, just over two weeks from now.

via: BGR

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 21, 2012 at 16:22

I doubt it'll have a sim slot. Not for $99 - could be the "+" version?!

AhmadCentral  Dec. 21, 2012 at 16:30

That's quite cheap for a tablet with Jellybean and a dual core processor + 3G sim slot.

So if we use the current exchange rate that companies use these days. If it costs $99 in the USA that means it'll cost £98 here excl VAT.

;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 21, 2012 at 19:05

That's quite cheap for a tablet with Jellybean and a dual core processor + 3G sim slot.

So if we use the current exchange rate that companies use these days. If it costs $99 in the USA that means it'll cost £98 here excl VAT.

;)

still not buying the sim-slot, though....

chowdary  Dec. 22, 2012 at 04:40

these days every company is targeting the young and bussiness magnets but they are not giving a best product[quality] ,lets see which company will take the position.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:38

Yep, there's something to it. Kids are targetted bigtime at the mo. you should see the rubbish "educational" tabs they are trying to push this christmas.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 22, 2012 at 16:43

Yep, there's something to it. Kids are targetted bigtime at the mo. you should see the rubbish "educational" tabs they are trying to push this christmas.
Couldn't agree more, they know that it's easier to target the young, why target hard to sell to adults?

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