PC manufacturer Acer is aiming to make big in the tablet market with its forthcoming slate, dubbed the Iconia Tab B1-730 HD. The mysterious 7-inch tablet will be announced during Acer's press conference to be held on April 29 in New York.
Now, a new rumor reveals that Taiwan-based Acer is expected to bring a refreshed version of the Iconia B1-720, which will be powered by an Intel Atom Bay Trail dual-core processor.
Acer Iconia Tab B1-730 HD: What to expect?
Acer has not provided any statement on if they are coming up with a device dubbed as the Iconia Tab B1-730.
In the meantime, the folks over at Germany-based blog site Mobile Geeks have managed to get their hands on a few leaked pictures what they claims could be the Iconia Tab B1-730 HD.
They also claim that the European edition of the Iconia Tab B1-730 HD would be launched under different name: Acer One 7 B1-730.
Going by the leaked press images, we've got to know that the B1-730 HD will arrive with a textured back panel. Moreover, we can see it comes with on-screen navigation keys.
Amusingly, the Acer Iconia Tab B1-730 HD won't come with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, despite having a "HD" brand name attached to it. Instead, you will get to see a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel resolutions.
Other than that, the tablet device is expected to feature 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, 1GB of RAM and at least 8GB or 16GB of on-board storage.
The Android 4.4 Kitkat powered tablet will come with a 3,700mAh battery fitted inside. Other highlighted connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and aGPS.
Acer Iconia Tab B1-730 HD: Price and Release date
According to a report, Acer Iconia Tab B1-730 HD has been listed at some European retailers around €130 (about Rs. 10,910) -€140 (about Rs. 11,794). Rumors have it that Acer will start shipping this very tablet by mid-May. There's no update as when Acer will launch the Iconia Tab B1-730 HD into Indian market.
Acer: Future Outlook
Acer was once the dominant player in the PC market. With the falling sales of PCs, the company is now trying to search for new streams of revenue in order to sustain itself in the competitive world. Acer's April 29 press conference in New York will bring a new lineup of notebook computers, tablets and all-in-one computers. Acer is also rumored to introduce wearable computing devices to take on the likes of Samsung and Sony.
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