Acer readies budget-minded Jelly Bean tablet

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Appart from a brand new Jelly Bean smartphone, Acer will introduce a budget minded JB tablet named Iconia B1. It will sport a 7-inch display with resolution of 1024×600, a dual-core MediaTek CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, PowerVR SGX 531 graphics, 512MB RAM, 8GB memory and a microSD slot. The Android version is Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

If these specs turn out to be the real deal, then how did Acer manage to push Jelly Bean on practically ancient hardware? And, more importantly, how much do they plan to ask for the tablet? At $199 the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire offer times the power, so we expect Acer to act reasonable and sell the Iconia B1 for as low as $99. $150 might be too much for this device since informed customers will probably give the additional $50 for a Nexus or Kindle Fire.