Acer announced the launch of its second generation Iconia B1 tablet, one which is set to replace the original one. The announcement goes a long way to explain the current £20 discount on the first generation Iconia B1 tablet, one that cuts the price of the tablet from £99 to £79.
Unlike the Acer Iconia A1, the B1 aims for an entry level audience as revealed by its specification. It runs on a dual-core or quad-core system-on-chip (almost certainly from Mediatek) plus 1GB of RAM, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixel display, 8GB onboard storage, a front facing camera and a microSD card slot.
The Iconia B1 will go on sale in mid-June and will carry an SRP of £109. A 3G version of the tablet, known as the B1-711, will go on sale a few weeks later and will cost £149. Acer didn’t say whether these prices apply to the two-core or four-core models.