Acer today announced the expansion of the Iconia B1-A71 tablet with a 16GB version, first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) as an 8GB version, the Iconia B1-A71 is 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 seven inches the display is comfortable for e-reading, web browsing, playing games and watching videos. The Acer Iconia B1-A7 16GB is now available in South Africa at starting price of R 1 999.99 at leading outlets.
The Iconia B1 is an affordable entry level device to the wide family of Acer products and is designed for the everyday use by Modern Day Explorers; in this case young explorers or busy mobile explorers. The Iconia B1 is, like its Acer family products, a device which provides the most premium experience at this price point. Available as 8GB and 16GB version with the option to expand via microSD slot, the Iconia B1 is the ideal easy companion for tablet newbies or children while adults use their own.
Acer Iconia B1-A7 Specs:
|OS||Android Jelly Bean operating system|
|CPU||Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)|
|Display||7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1,024 x 600 resolution display|
|Storage||8GB/16GB of internal storage, microSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 3.5mm jack, internal speaker, micro-USB|
|Camera||Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam|
|Battery||Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery|
|Weight/Dimensions||320 g / 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm|
Acer Iconia B1-A7 Features (press release):
- Super Portable: The Iconia B1 is easy to hold and use in one hand, and a triangular corner grip on the lower left side further improves single-hand usage. It’s also easy to tote around in a bag or jacket at a feather-light 320 grams, making it one of the lightest 7-inch tablets in the market.
- Highly Responsive Fun: To take your experience to the next level, this tablet combines a 1.2GHz dual-core processor for fast and smooth gaming, web browsing and video watching and Android’s Jelly Bean operating system guarantees quick, precise answers to your search queries as well as seamless browsing. The VoiceSearch option, means you can now hear a spoken answer through your search engine when you search.
- Fast and Free Media: Over 500 free online magazines 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 favourite new outlets, blogs and online magazine on the 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display. If you are an avid gamer, you have access to more than 700,000 games and apps from Google Play 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 located at the top right corner and works optimally in landscape mode, allowing effortless groups chats with your friends or between study groups.
- Accessories: An ideal companion to the Iconia B1, the carry case offers protection against scratches, and acts as a stand, in portrait and landscape mode optimising reading or media consumption. The optional protective film is designed for anti-glare protection, high light transmission and to prevent fingerprint smudges. An additional AC adapter offers flexibility to charge at home or in the office.