The slate ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard
Acer officially introduced the Iconia B1 low-budget tablet earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, in Las Vegas.The company has confirmed that the slate targets emerging markets, such as India and China, but it will also go on sale in other regions, including Europe.
According to Jim Wong, the president of Acer Inc, Iconia B1 tablet would be first introduced in Asia and South America, with India and Singapore being the first markets to receive the slate.
Although Acer has launched the Iconia B1 in India, the tablet only hit shelves over the weekend. Infibeam is among the first Indian retailers to offer this budget-friendly Android tablet for only Rs 8,199 ($150/€115). Check it out here.
Infibeam sells the black version of the tablet and promises to ship the Acer Iconia B1 for free in 2-3 business days.
Aside from the low price, another selling point of the Acer Iconia B1 is the fact that it comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box.
There’s more to it as Acer Iconia B1 tablet packs a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core MTK 8317T processor, which is complemented by 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. Keep in mind that storage can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The all-new Acer Iconia B1 has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. It also sports a VGA front-facing camera for video calls, as well as HD (720p) video recording.
When it comes to connectivity, the tablet offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, along with microUSB and GPS with A-GPS.
Acer Iconia B1 embeds a non-removable 2710 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer. Last but not least, the slate provides access to more than 700,000 apps and games via Google Play Store.