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Acer’s $99 Tablet Revealed, Dubbed Iconia B1

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The Acer Iconia B1 is set to become a reality for the $99 tablet market, but it might not debut in the United States.

According to a recent report in the New York Times, a ” person with direct knowledge of the project” says the new Google Android tablet will debut in early 2013.

The 7-inch tablet is expected to ship with 1,024 x 600 pixels of resolution and sport a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, similar features to the Kindle Fire and Nook Color.

Unfortunately, the snoop says Acer is looking to sell the Iconia B1 in China and has not entertained a US release at this time. Android tablets are far more popular in China than in the United States where heavy iPad competition has given Apple the edge.

However, the $99 tablet has made its way to the FCC for approval, a sign that it could be allowed for sale in the United States at some point in the future.

The device has allegedly shown up in photo form on a Serbian forum (pictured above and below) and sources claim the photos are real.

This is not the first we have heard of $99 tablets. Last week a source in Taiwan claimed that Google would release its own 7-inch $99 tablet in 2013.

The $99 tablet price would be a first for Acer, which last year released the Iconia A110 for just $230. The Iconia A110 debuted with Google Android 4.1 and received decent reviews for its class type.

Would you buy a lower-end 7-inch Android tablet for the reasonable cost of just $99?

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3 Responses to “Acer’s $99 Tablet Revealed, Dubbed Iconia B1”

  1. Ddj Jacobs

    A Quality $99 Android Tablet Is Already Here — Released a few weeks ago, the Novo 7 Legend is offered through a site called TabletSprint — and may be considered the first "$100 TABLET" worth buying from any major brand, with features that include a quality screen display, Micro SD portable storage, Android 4.1 O/S, a MicroUSB port, and a processor good enough to handle 3D games — Plus WiFi, Ethernet and 3G/4G Connection — the manufacturer, Ainol Electronics received runner-up status as "Best Tablet of the Year" award at CNET Consumer Electronics Show 2012 – TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps with all tablets they offer, and also bundles in free 3G/4G wireless service with 500MB of free data every month — with full internet access & VoIP voice calling —

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