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Acer’s $99 Android tablet might not launch in the U.S.

Brad Reed

Acer Iconia B1

Taiwanese PC vendor Acer (2353) is indeed making a cheap $99 tablet, but it may never go on sale in the United States. Unnamed sources have told the The Wall Street Journal that Acer will target its $99 Iconia B1 tablet toward emerging markets such as China and not more mature markets such as the United States and Europe. In fact, the Journal reports that it’s “uncertain whether [the Iconia B1] will actually be sold stateside” at all, despite the fact that Acer submitted the tablet to the Federal Communications Commission for approval.

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The Journal also confirms what we’ve heard about the Iconia B1′s lower tier specs and reports that it will feature a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

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Acer is trying to beat Google (GOOG) to be the first to market with a $99 tablet, as Google is reportedly working on a cheap version of its Nexus 7 tablet that will release next year.

This article was originally published by BGR