It seems we just can’t get enough of the Acer Iconia B1, which will be officially launched in the next few hours as the Iconia B. The tablet is already up on Acer’s India site and a Bulgarian blog has already put up its review. Now it seems the company has given up hopes of surprising anyone and the President, Jim Wong, has already spilled whatever few beans were left in an interview with ABC News. Also Read - Acer Iconia B1 Android Jelly Bean tablet launched in India for Rs 7,999Also Read - Acer finally officially announces Iconia B1 Android tablet
According to Wong, the Iconia B will retail at $99 under a promotion in few markets but mostly it would retail between $129 and $149. This seems to corroborate with an earlier report that put a price tag of Rs 7,999. The specs have been confirmed to be the same as the ones revealed during today’s review, including a MediaTek dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel display. Also Read - Acer Iconia B1 Android tab rumored to launch in India for Rs 7,999 around January-end
The reporter indicates that the display not only has a lower resolution but also suffers from poor viewing angles. We are guessing the tablet has 512MB of RAM and that shows in the lag while operating the tablet. Wong himself doesn’t mince words when he tells the reporter, “Performance is very similar [to competing tablets], especially from the point of view of applications users use. You don t tell the difference unless you are a gameaholic.”
Acer will launch the Iconia B first in Asia and South America later this month. It is expected to be available in India in the first wave.