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Acer preparing Iconia B1 successor and an affordable 10 incher this summer

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Acer preparing Iconia B1 successor and an affordable 10 incher this summer
Acer is preparing a successor to its ultra-affordable Iconia B1 tablet and the company is rushing to release it earlier than expected. Acer is planning to deliver the second generation Iconia B1 around June, pushing it ahead of the initial end of the year release schedule.

Acer is also moving towards mass volume production of its 10-inch affordable tablet in the summer. Acer’s 10 incher was allegedly earlier planned for the fourth quarter of the year. All of this information comes courtesy of Taiwanese publication DigiTimes’ supply chain sources.

The company launched its $150 Iconia B1 earlier in 2012 pushing the price envelope for 7-inch tablets further down after the $200 Nexus 7.

Now that rumors are flying for a second generation Nexus 7 arriving this summer, Acer is allegedly rethinking its schedule to match up the competition. Acer is said to be planning to release an affordable 10-inch tablet running on a MediaTek chip in August.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:39

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Another sure fire craptastic
release from Acer

Seriously, is it really that hard to manufacture a good tablet without being stingy cheap?

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:57

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

yeah those are called the note 10.1, note 8.0, asus transformer line, nexus line ect ect.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 08:01

3. FlushGordon (unregistered)


The hell is your point? ACER makes good tablets now? Lol

Take a hike Acer employee

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:13

5. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I have a Note 10.1 and it's really cheaply built if you ask me, creaks and sinks into itself in many places. Not saying that it's not functional though, I really appreciate the s-pen which is why I bought it in the first place.

Acer has no place in the high end market really since they've always made a cheaper, and more inferior product. So this is the right market for them, but they are late to the game and have stiff competition with the likes of HP, Kindle, and many more... If they can somehow make this a very good device for very cheap then perhaps it may catch on.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 08:44

4. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

Because every person in the world can afford premium tablets. Even the nexus 7 costs north of $325 in my country so a 'stingy cheap' tablet is a welcome addition for us

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