At the recently concluded CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, we did hear that Acer announced their Iconia B1 Android tablet which you can see on the right. The thing is, the Iconia B1 did not really come with the kind of hardware specifications that would make it a serious contender in the small form factor tablet market, but then again we could not complain too much with a $150 price point. It seems that the Iconia B1 is just Acer’s precursor when it comes to the low-cost tablet market, as an Acer executive dropped hints that there will be upcoming pocket-friendly eight-inch and ten-inch tablets.
The Taiwanese company is aiming for a $200 launch price thereabouts for the 8-inch tablet, while the 10-inch model will be a wee bit more expensive at just $250, which are pretty admirable targets, although we do wonder just what kind of hardware will be thrown into the mix. Oh yeah, perhaps having a quad-core processor at the very minimum would be ideal to kick things off on the right footing, no?