The seven-inch device will run the Android operating system (version 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean) and can reportedly be named the Iconia B1.
Even so, part of the low sticker price tag may be the marketing program: Acer desires to aim this device at establishing markets. It’s unknown whether or not we’ll see it inside the U.S. —particularly at that value.
Seven-inch tablets have already been all over the spot lately, and they range in each cost point and functionality. On one finish, you’ve Amazon’s Kindle Fire, hugely popular at around $160. And Google’s just-launched Nexus 7 is selling online from about $200 to $330 or so.
After which, there is the iPad mini, the debutante in the fall, weighing in at $400 to just underneath $700.
“In the past couple of months, we’ve created project roadmap adjustments in response to huge changes in the tablet industry,” mentioned the WSJ’s anonymous supply close for the project.
“The launch on the Nexus 10 [$500 and up online] has changed the outlook for what makes competitive pricing.”