Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 07, 2013.
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The rise of 7-inch tablets has continued following the success of low cost devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7, and Acer today announced plans to undercut both keep deal-hunting buyers happy with an Android tablet for only $149.
The Acer Iconia B1-A71 has a 7-inch display with a WSVGA (1024x600) resolution, which falls well short of the display quality of the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, but it looks to make up for that in the price and convenience of the form factor. The tablet has rounded corners and a "triangular corner grip" on the lower left side that is designed to make one-hand usage more comfortable. The tablet measures 197.4mm x 128.5mm x 11.3mm (7.77in x 5.06in x 0.44in) and weighs 320g (11.29oz).
Acer says that the Iconia B1-A71 will be available at an undisclosed date, and will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. Here are the remaining specifications for Iconia B1-A71:
- Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
- 8GB(1) of internal storage?
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® wireless technology 4.0
- 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
- Internal speaker
- microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
- Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
- Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
- micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
- Weight: 320 g
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