Several media reports suggest Acer is planning to launch a $99 tablet in 2013.
Acer plans to release the low-cost tablet early next year.
“At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to the Kindle Fire and Nook Color,” Wall Street Journal’s Eva Dou wrote in the report.
Reports indicate Acer wants to undercut its competitors by selling the Iconia B1 at $99.
“There is a caveat, of course: It’s aimed at emerging markets. While the device has been submitted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for clearance, it’s uncertain whether it will actually be sold stateside.”