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.