Report: Acer Intends to Launch a $99 Android Tablet in Emerging Markets
December 27, 2012 9:15 AM
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Acer tablet rumors claim under $100 price tag
According to reports, Acer is set to launch a $99 tablet next year. Source claims to have direct knowledge of the project and offered up some specifications on the rumored tablet.
The Iconia B1 tablet will reportedly have a seven-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 and will feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. This would give it similar specs to the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The Kindle Fire is priced at about $139 right now. If Acer launches the tablet with very similar performance at a price of $99, it would likely be very popular. One big caveat, however, is that the device is reportedly aimed at emerging markets. The
Wall Street Journal
reports that the tablet has been submitted to the FCC for clearance but it remains unclear if Acer will offer the tablet for sale in the U.S.
Other sources are also claiming that Acer plans to launch a cheaper version of its Windows 8 tablets running Intel processors. The source says that the price cut is being made because the tablets are currently "too pricey."
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12/27/2012 3:07:37 PM
This would give it similar specs to the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Similar in size and resolution...but:
I suspect the screen won't be as good.
I suspect the sound won't be as as good.
I suspect the battery life won't be as good.
I suspect the weight won't be as light
I suspect the build quality won't be as good.
Oh, but yes... similar
Of course we'll just wait n' see!
12/29/2012 2:53:36 PM
Who cares? All that stuff is fine for a $99 tablet.
Weight and build quality are a total non-issue when it comes to an extreme budget device. Give me a 1024x600 screen and a battery 75% the size of the competitor's device.
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