Acer launches Google Nexus 7 rival Iconia B1 at Rs 7,999


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Acer today announced the launch of Iconia B1, its 7-inch tablet unveiled at CES 2013, in India. This device is touted as a Google Nexus 7 rival and costs Rs 7,999 in the country, thus stepping into the territory captured by Micromax’s Funbook series.

Iconia B1 is a tablet aimed at the budget segment and features a 7-inch LCD screen with 1024x600p resolution and 182ppi pixel density and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512MB RAM, and has 8GB onboard storage as well as microSD support up to 32GB capacity.

The all-new Iconia B1 does not have cellular connectivity but can access the internet via Wi-Fi. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. This budget tablet has a VGA front camera and no rear snapper and comes with a 2,710mAh battery. Acer is offering international warranty offer for the device.

Acer Iconia B1-A71 key specifications

  • 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1024×600 resolution display
  • Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
  • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0
  • GPS
  • Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
  • Internal speaker
  • Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
  • Weight: 320 g
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