Acer is planning to launch a 7-inch super cheap tablet next month (CES 2013 ? ) called the Iconia B1, as the Taiwanese PC maker looks to expand its reach in the handheld market. According to the Wall Street Journal, Acer Iconia B1 will come with a very low price tag. Going head to head with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Acer is so-say planning on stealing the show by offering the Iconia B1 for just US$99 (616 yuan). The small tablet device will pack a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display – neither of which matches the power and output of its closest rivals …
Images of the Acer Iconia B1 leaked on a Serbian forum, so it looks like Acer is certainly ready to launch something, but whether it will sport that attractive price tag is another question. Acer isn’t the only company supposedly planning a ridiculously cheap tablet, with rumor Nexus 7 could eventually drop to just US$99. Acer’s pursuit of lower-priced tablets will cut into its margins, but will help the Taiwanese company secure a stronger foothold in the rapidly growing market in China. In the meantime, none of the major PC brands sells a tablet right now priced to compete with Chinese domestic tablet’s brand.
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