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There have been a few rumblings in recent weeks around the interwebs surrounding a supposed budget tablet heading to market from Acer. According to the folks at NDTV, the Acer Iconia B1 is not only real, but is heading to India potentially before the month end for RS 7,999 ($147.) Further still, there's a chance the first public showing of the new tablet will be at CES next week in Las Vegas. 

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The Iconia B1 has also -- briefly -- appeared on the Acer website, before being quickly removed. Thanks to the folks at Unwired View though, we can still view the majority of the page via Google Cache. From it, we learn that the 7 inch tablet will sport a pretty sexy looking blue band around the outside. Spec wise, we're looking at a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1024x600 display, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage with a microSD card slot and Jelly Bean. Not at all high end specs, and certainly doesn't hold a candle to the Nexus 7. But, not everyone can get the Nexus 7, or has to pay a distinct premium to get one in their country. In specific markets and the right price, Acer could be onto a good thing with the B1. 

Source(s): NDTV, Acer via Unwired View

 
There are 9 comments

ajac09 says:

99 dollars= okay.. 100+ HELL NO

crowrb29 says:

I'm surprised companies are still making tablets w/o front facing cameras.

brendilon says:

I'm surprised that some people don't understand that not everyone needs or wants a front facing camera on a tablet. Or that the great thing about Android is having choice in devices.

MERCDROID says:

Before people bash this: it's meant for people that can't afford to finance spec wars. If released at the right price around the globe, it could be a hit. Hell, at least it's being released with Jellybean out of the box, and not a "promise" for an upgrade. And for people that want an SD card slot, there it is.

However, for people just looking for a good deal, I would take a look at the Acer Iconia series: released back in 2011, but is higher-spec'd and can probably find it for nearly the same price as this or the Nexus 7.

This is a great tablet for my teenagers. Nice to see companies filling these voids. Not every tablet needs specs NASA could use.

MERCDROID says:

+9000 It's nice to have competitive products for each tier of the consumer market.

mfpmax says:

And yet I still haven't seen their A110 tablet...

glazedfaith says:

Why the thing in the bottom-left corner? It's rather reminiscent of the B&N Nook.

mfpmax says:

Probably the purpose