Went around SM Cyberzone in Megamall this afternoon and spotted Acer’s new Jellybean tablet. This could be the Acer Iconia B1 Jellybean tablet which was supposed to retail for only $99 in the US but then re-priced to $150 by Acer during CES 2013.
We think that this is just a parallel import and not really the official release of Acer in the country, thus the discrepancy in the pricing.
The Jellybean tablet has a 7-inch display (1024×600 pixels), Mediatek 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, up to 32Gb via microSD card, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
We only spotted this in one store and only about 2 units were available. The Iconia B1 is supposed to be Acer’s answer to the affordable Nexus 7 (selling at Php13,995). At Php12k, it doesn’t seem that attractive but if they follow the $150 price tag (under Php6,200) then that’s another story altogether.