After it was announced during the CES 2013 event in Las Vegas, ACER has finally brought its Iconia B1 tablets to Singapore and Indonesia. As reported by Android Authority, the Android tablet will have the potential to best no-name devices and their often questionable after-sales series in the said countries. Based on the company’s press release:
The Iconia B1 is also ideal for busy individuals seeking a convenient mobile companion. At 7 inches—the same size as a standard book page—the display is comfortable for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos.
ACER Iconia B1 in Singapore, Indonesia, and India
For those living in Singapore, the ACER Iconia B1 is available for S$199 or about US$160, while it costs US$135 on the Indonesian retailer Bhinneka. Prior to this, the tablet was launched in India for Rs 7,999 or about US$150. It will also be available next month in Europe, Middle East, and Africa for 119 Euros.
Although the tablet’s specs are incomparable to the Nexus 7, the ACER Iconia B1 makes a great and cheaper alternative for users who are not looking for extra horsepower. It boasts a 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600-pixel resolution, and it is powered by dual-core 1.2 GHz Mediatek MTK 8317T processor. The device also features 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to 32 GB, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
ACER Iconia B1 Features
Measuring 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm and weighs 320 g, the ACER Iconia B1 brings in a number of features. As further detailed by the company’s press release:
Super Portable: The Iconia B1 is easy to hold and use in one hand, a triangular corner grip on the lower left side improves single-hand usage even more. It’s also easy to tote around in a bag or jacket at a feather-light 320 grams, making it one of the lightest 7-inch tablets in the market.
Highly Responsive Fun: To take your experience to the next level, this tablet combines a 1.2GHz dual-core processor for fast and smooth gaming, web browsing, and video watching with Android’s Jelly Bean operating system to get quickly precise answers to your search queries and seamless browsing. For many search queries performed through VoiceSearch, you can now hear a spoken answer quickly.
Fast and Free Media: Over 500 free online magazines from hundreds of publishers and top web sites are always at your fingertips thanks to Google Currents. The recently updated smart mobile app allows you to discover, read, and share your favorite new outlets, blogs, and online magazine on the 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display – even when offline. If you are into playing, you have more than 700,000 games and apps from the Play Store to choose from.
News Release Capture and Share More: To top off the rich experience, the Iconia B1 comes with a front-facing camera to engage in live chats with your friends. The camera is on the top right corner and works also when in landscape mode, allowing your friends to get into the picture during a video chat.