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WSJ: Acer coming out with $99 tablet next year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Dec 2012 18:51 User comments (3)

WSJ: Acer coming out with $99 tablet next year According to the WSJ, Acer is ramping up to launch a $99 Android tablet next year.
The tablet will feature a 7-inch screen, a 1024x600 resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and other similar specs to the Amazon Kindle Fire or B&N Nook Color.

While Amazon sells their tablet for $139, Acer will look to take global share (especially in developing nations) with a $99 price tag. In fact, the device may not even make it to the U.S., despite the company submitting the tablet to the FCC for approval.

Dubbed the Iconia B1, Acer will directly compete with Chinese "white-box" tablets that are generically built and include older versions of Android but sell for $99 or less. "White-box" tablet makers are expected to sell 60 million of the devices next year, making the opportunity a very real one for Acer.

In the U.S., the major competitors are Amazon's Kindle Fire, Google's speedy $199 Nexus 7 and Apple's beautiful but pricey iPad Mini at $329.

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3 user comments

125.12.2012 1:18

Doesn't sound like a bad deal at all.Maybe I will check it out.

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225.12.2012 3:07

Idk...I wouldn't trust it. I'll wait until the Nexus 7 is also $99...

325.12.2012 9:49

No SD expansion slot. no sale. The Kindle Fire sold awesome but its also the most returned and resold tablet on the market. People saw a price point and didn't look at the specs. once they found out everything was cloud based and u can't stream music or movie from a remote camp ground or while on the road. the thing became useless.

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