According to the WSJ, Acer's going to build the world's first tablet that manages to break the $100 barrier without being a glorified cheese plate. That's the good news. The bad news? You probably won't get the chance to buy it.
According to the WSJ report, Acer's $100 Iconia B1 won't be in the same class as a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD. But its 7-inch, 1024x600 display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor would put it in the same class as the original Kindle Fire, a device that sold for $200 when it came out last year and is currently marked down to $140. And undercutting Amazon is no small feat.