The Acer Iconia B1 just became available only a couple of months ago, but Acer just announced new versions slated for June. They will now offer a 3G version that will feature a MediaTek quad-core processor. The WiFi version will still have the 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, but both versions will get bumped up to 1GB of RAM as opposed to 512MB of RAM. You will also have your choice of 8GB or 16GB for storage, but they offer a microSD slot for expandability. The display on both devices remains the same, 7-inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Last but not least, the materials are more of a premium feel similar to the Iconia A1, and the back will be white.
Pricing starts at €129 for the WiFi version and €179 for the 3G version. Expect to see these mid-June in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Hit the break for the full presser.
Iconia B1 with New Face and Connectivity Options
New York, (May 3, 2013), Acer today unveiled the second generation Acer Iconia B1 with a new pure and simple design, increased performance and additional 3G
data connection option, setting a new standard for a tablet targeted at young or new users or families looking for an additional tablet for their children. The Iconia B1 is also ideal for busy individuals seeking a convenient mobile companion.
At 17.8 cm (7”) – the same size as standard book page – the display is comfortable for ereading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos. The Iconia B1 joins forces today with the launch of the Iconia A1 to offer a uniformed look and feel when searching for a tablet solution for all members of the family.
The Acer Iconia B1 was introduced today with other new products, including the Acer Aspire R7, Aspire P3 Ultrabook, Aspire V Series touch notebooks and Iconia A1. The new line of Acer mobile products highlights the company’s focus on redefining the computing experience through progressive design. #AcerTouch.
Highly Responsive Fun
To take your experience to the next level, this tablet combines a 1.2GHz dual-core or quad-core processor and 1GB of memory 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 17.8 cm (7”) 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.
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.
Available with WiFi or 3G(2) data connection as 8GB(4) or 16GB(4) version with the option to add 32GB(4) via via microSD™, the Iconia B1 is the ideal easy companion for tablet newbies or children while adults use their own.
Pricing and Availability
The Iconia B1-710 (WiFi) version will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa mid-June at a starting price of €129.
The Iconia B1-711 (3G) version will be available in Europe, Middle East and Africa end of July at a starting price of €179.