The Taiwanese company Acer will become the next to join the low-cost tablet market. Sources say that the company is planning to release a highly affordable $99 tablet that will be added to the Iconia lineup. Called as the Acer Iconia B1, we should expect the tablet to arrive in early 2013.
The Acer Iconia B1 will be targeted for various emerging markets in South East Asia, Europe and China. The device will also be launched in the US as it has been sent to the FCC for approval.
Early images of Iconia B1 cropped up on an online forum and as far as hardware specs are concerned, the Iconia B1 would be quite similar to the Nook Color and Amazon Kindle Fire, but more aggressively priced. The device will sport a 7” (1026 x 600) display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. The tablet is also expected to have Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on board.