While the world is waiting for the rumored $99 Google Nexus 7, Acer is already positioned to release it’s budget-friendly 7 incher – the Acer Iconia B1.
The Acer Iconia B1 has just passed through the FCC and was found to carry Mediatek SoC with dual-core processors clocked at 1.2GHz, a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, a SIM card slot, and runs Android 4.1.2 Jellybean.
So far there’s no official confirmation regarding the release date and if it indeed costs $99. But if Acer really wants to compete with the $99 Nexus 7, the Iconia B1 should revolve around that price tag and beat Google to market. Expect the tablet to make an appearance at CES in January.