Acer’s 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1, Iconia B1, launched in India, priced Rs. 7999
Acer has launched its budget tablet dubbed as Iconia B1, the company’s first affordable Android tablet, in India. The tablet was announced last week at CES 2013, but was rumoured to be soon available in December itself . The device sports a 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive multi-touch display, runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MT 8317T processor. A front-facing camera composing of 0.3MP (VGA) is present for video chat functionality. The physical specifications include a thickness of 11.3mm and a weight of 320 grams.
The tablet is aimed at the budget-friendly market. It’s main competitors are Google’s Nexus 7 and the recently launched Asus MeMO Pad. The Iconia B1′s other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone jack, internal speakers, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB with the microSD slot provided. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB and the tablet also supports GPS . The device is powered by a 2710mAh battery.
The Acer Iconia B1 is priced at Rs. 7,999 in India and is available only in black color (with a blue streak on the sides). At present it would be available across India through Acer’s channel partner network, but other retailers should also be receiving the stock soon. The budget-friendly tablet market is looking better day by day.
Via: Times of India
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15 January, 2013