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Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet

Posted By Aggregated Content On December 26, 2012 @ 5:08 pm In rumor,Tablet | No Comments

 

[1]Acer [2] is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year,  a person with direct knowledge of the project said.

The world’s fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries.

At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to Amazon’s Kindle Fire [3] and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color [4].  But Acer plans to undercut those best-selling tablets’ US$139 price tag by offering the Iconia B1 for around $99, the person said. The final shelf price will be determined country-by-country.

For a bit more info, check out the following WSJ-produced video segment about Acer’s (supposedly) upcoming budget tab:

 

Read Full Article [5]

Source: Wall Street Journal


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[2] Acer: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/home

[3] Amazon’s Kindle Fire: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083Q04IQ/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=15258864564&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5633726402972303&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_7tcliwwieu_b

[4] Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Compare-NOOKs/379003181

[5] Read Full Article: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/12/24/acer-plans-to-launch-99-tablet/

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