Acer Iconia B1 rumored to be $99 Android tablet; ASUS decides not to launch its $99 slate
Acer recently visited the FCC with the Acer Iconia B1 and while the specs led us to call it a low-cost tablet, at the time we did not know how low it would be priced. According to the same Taiwan based supply chain manufacturers that told us about ASUS, we are told that the Acer Iconia B1 will be priced at $99 in the U.S. Of course, this means you will have to make do with a 7 inch tablet with a resolution of 1024 x 600. If that resolution sounds familiar to you on a 7 inch screen, that is because it is the exact same specs for the 7 inch panel on the ancient BlackBerry PlayBook, which results in a pixel density of 170ppi. There is said to be a 1.2GHz processor under the hood of the Acer model, and with a SIM card slot, there is speculation that the tablet will offer cellular connectivity. Despite its shortcomings, if it comes with Android 4.1 installed, the $99 price point might tempt some Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple iPad mini buyers.
Gosh darn it! There we go again, getting ahead of ourselves. Better reach for that salt now.
source: Digitimes via AndroidAuthority
2. Kel_v_i_n (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Wow!!! Can't wait for it, love you acer! I just hope this could make its way to nigeria I will be very happy!
6. Doakie (Posts: 727; Member since: 06 May 2009)
If you're looking for a gift for your child; I'd recommend buying them a used gen 1 Kindle Fire off of Craigslist. They're only about $90-110 right now on my Craigslist and they're great at being locked down for children's use. My daughter has had one for a year and she loves it. Plus I like the piece of mind that she isn't going to be buying anything without my permission. She's accidentally purchased things 4 times while playing with my Android phone. So Kindle Fire is definitely my go to platform for children's tablets.
5. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
thank you Acer and Google community. Keep rising.