Monday, December 24, 2012

A $99 android tablet is coming, without price/performance ratio lost

Budget things will never go out of date although there have been so many desirable tablets in the 7-inch android market with examples of Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Actually, one of China’s electronic tycoons, Acer, has decided to launch a $99 Android tablet called Acer Iconia B1 next year according to the WSJ.

The price of $99 is no doubt a surprise to us, especially to those who are all through looking for something less than 100 dollars. However, we are just fed up with so much bad stuff. Do you remember the 10-dollar Txtr eagle eReader without internet supported and sufficient storage? I am afraid few people will vote for that reading device in the end.

Fortunately, this 7” android tablet won’t disappoint us, either, from the angle of hardware, which comes with a 1.2 G dual-core processor under a resolution of 1024*600. Compared to its peers, Acer Iconia B1 is said to deliver good specs parallel to Amazon Kindle Fire and Nook tablet whereas it would be dozens of dollars cheaper.

It is obvious that this high price-to-performance-ratio title, Acer Iconia B1, will targets a wider selection of markets instead of exclusive US or European markets. In fact, Acer has filed an application with the U.S. FCC and wait for the eventual result.