Acer launching cheap Windows 8 and $99 Android tablets in new year, says WSJ

acer iconia tab b1

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Acer will release a $ 99 tablet in the new year. Designed to compete with off-brand Chinese products in developing countries, the Iconia B1 tablet is said to have similar specs to the low-end Kindle Fire: a 7-inch 1024 x 600 screen and a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor. However, it’s not clear whether Acer plans to sell the product in the US. Images of the B1 leaked on a Serbian forum last week, and the Journal‘s sources confirmed their authenticity.

Asus says it has no $ 99 tablet plans

Asus, meanwhile, told the Journal that the company had no plans for a similar product, though the Journal‘s Acer source says the B1 was designed to compete with one from its Taiwanese stablemate. There has been much…

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