Acer Iconia B1 spotted, sells for Php12,000
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.