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WSJ: $99 Acer Iconia B1 tablet headed for emerging markets only

0. phoneArena 24 Dec 2012, 19:55 posted on

The $99 Android tablet being developed by Acer is not expected to be available in the U.S. according to a person with "direct knowledge of the project" even though the FCC had a chance to look over the tablet; the Acer Iconia B1 will have a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1024 x 600, similar to the display on the Amazon Kindle Fire...

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posted on 24 Dec 2012, 20:15

1. sarb009 (Posts: 300; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

The way it should be :)

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 20:32 2

2. Zayuh24 (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I agree. Their WP8 tablets are crazy expensive, and honestly, Windows doesn't have the mobile swag to try to play the pricing game yet. Follow the path of the Nexus: Affordability with semi-premium quality to establish your clique, then set the standards for everyone else to follow. Kudos to Google for playing the price-game RIGHT

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 03:44

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Add import duties, taxes, dealer margin etc and this would become $180+ in India. There are already few players in that range in Indian market and i am sure they will up their specs too if this offers competition to them.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 04:34

4. SomikSharma (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Acer is competing with ipad mini and nexus 7. Really middle user will be happy after listening this news. Thanks to you!


posted on 25 Dec 2012, 09:19

5. Mobilephile (Posts: 140; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)

pricing is heating up in this space, bad news for apple!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 20:46

6. deuel18 (Posts: 41; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

i wish acer would make beter quality tablet though..i had a110 and its good just need to adjust to be friend with the acer tablet, but if samsung would make a 7" version of the galaxy note...with the S pen....were done with the deal guys...and if asus entered the battlefield of cheap 7" tab..the selections will be better though...

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