On Wednesday Acer said that the tablet will be powered by a dual core processor made by Taiwan-based MediaTek Inc., whose processors are generally used by Chinese makers of low-cost smartphones.
The new mini tablet will run on Google’s Android Jelly Bean OS. Acer president Jim Wong said that Iconia B1 will first be launched in Asia and South America at prices that could go as low as $99 in special promotional programs.
Acer’s profits have standard as demand for personal computers fall down to mobile devices. Its net income in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was $2.3-million, recovering from a loss in the similar period a year ago.