Acer Iconia B1 appears ready to make the trip to CES before getting shipped to India

Acer Iconia B1 appears ready to make the trip to CES before getting shipped to India
Late last month, we passed along some speculation from the WSJ that Acer was working on a $99 tablet called the Acer Iconia B1 that is headed for emerging markets only. The Journal got most of the rumor correct, but according to NDTV, the actual price is the equivalent of $147 USD. While that is about $48 USD above the earlier rumored price, it still is $50 less than the Google Nexus 7's least expensive 16GB model. NDTV does add to the speculation that we will see the Acer Iconia B1 tablet during CES 2013 that starts next Tuesday. After hanging around in Vegas, catching some shows and blowing some loot at the Blackjack table, the rumor has the tablet set to go to India will it go on sale before the end of the month for RS $7,999, which is where we get that $147 USD price.. 

The Acer Iconia B1 had briefly appeared on Acer's website until some wet blanket realized that it shouldn't have put up yet, and took it down. Still, the posting of the tablet did give us a chance to  find out some of the specs. We are, of course, talking about a 7 inch display with resolution of 1024 x 600 and pixel density of 170ppi. Powering the device will be a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood. 512MB of RAM is on board and there is 8GB of native storage that can be expanded using the microSD slot. Amid all of these uninspiring specs, Android 4.1 is pre-installed out of the box.

source: AcerNDTV via AndroidCentral, UnwiredView



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Iconia B1
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor MediaTek, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2710 mAh

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21 Comments

1. Basharhd99

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

how many cores?

2. zombieonwar

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

dual cores

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sounds like you're buying stuff according to the number of cores, lol. Usually the question is "How much?"...

18. deuel18

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

so if its quadcore double the price lol xD

16. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

@ Alan - Please remove the $ after Rs

17. deuel18

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

better if its 4 cores..hey im also curious if they release a 3 core processor..isnt AMD will likely go to ARM and sweep across tablet processors?..i know its off the topic but i just wanna speculate ..anyone?

3. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Nexus 7 costs 16 GB used to cost 19000 INR (around 350 us dollars) at India so if this acer tablet is released in India for 8000 rupees it would be unfair to compare it with nexus 7. This tablet has pretty good specifications for its price atleast in India.

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Now where have I seen that little corner, um, nook before???

5. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

ram should have been 1 gb many other companies providing that much ram..

6. vignesh_viggs

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Alan F !! Mistake in the article ...!! Rs $ 7,999 ? Change it to RS ₹ 7,999 .!!!

8. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

only ₹ 7,999 no RS !

9. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Hahah They have written RS $ xDD

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That is roughly Rs. 434665.66....oops! :D

14. vignesh_viggs

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Yeah.

20. vignesh_viggs

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Accepted ..Man..!!

7. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

would it really run on 512 mb ram ? even the system jellybean itself could take a lot of memory

15. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How do you know jb takes lot of ram? cm10 runs just fine on my galaxy s.

10. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Good to have such low cost tab and if any variant comes with calling feature it would be a sure hit.

21. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

this tablet sucks!!! old cpu very bad screen and don't get me started on the ram i wouldn't get it even if it was free

11. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

512 ram is a no GO for me ....JB takes a lot of RAm....at least 350-400 mb of ram will b used up by system....1GB should be the minimum requirement these days ...

19. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Hmm, why oh why Acer...

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