Acer has big plans for 2013. Really big plans. I ain’t kidding you, especially when the Taiwanese company has stepped forward to say that they intend to increase their tablet shipments by a whopping 400% this year, with a total of 10 million throughout the year, where out of this 10 million, 7 million of them will run on the Android operating system, with the remainder being powered by Windows-based models.
Right now, Acer is said to be shipping approximately 200,000 to 300,000 Iconia B1-A71 tablets monthly, with the B1 that you see above being an entry-level device which is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice, in addition to a 7-inch display at 1024 x 600 pixels, a dual-core 1.2GHz MTK 8317T processor, 512MB RAM, a choice between 8GB and 16GB of internal memory, a VGA camera and a microSD memory card slot. We do hope to see more affordable Android-powered tablets from Acer down the road, with whispers of a 10-inch and 8-inch models in the pipeline.