Acer plans to launch new 7, 10 inch Android tablets this year

It’s been less than half a year since Acer introduces the 7 inch Iconia B1 Android tablet which sells for around $150 in the US, and even less in other countries. But Acer is already getting ready to launch a next-generation Iconia B1 tablet with more memory and a slightly higher price.

Focus Taiwan reports Acer also plans to launch a new 10 inch Android tablet called the Iconia A3 this summer.

Acer Iconia B1

The new Iconia B1 7 inch tablet will have 1GB of RAM instead of the 512MB you get with the current model. It’s also expected to be available with up to 16GB of storage (up from the 8GB you can currently get). And Acer has redeisgned the case a bit, giving the 7 inch tablet a slightly sleeker look.

Acer is expected to show off the new Iconia B1 at Computex in June. The company says it’s already sold about 1.5 million units of its first-generation B1 tablet, and expects 7 inch tablets to account for 30 percent of the company’s shipments in 2013.

There aren’t many details about the new 10 inch Iconia A3, but it’s expected to launch in July or August. If Acer’s current tablet strategy is anything to go by, it’ll also be priced rather competitively.

via Engadget