Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet

Acer Inc. is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year, a person with direct knowledge of the project said.

The world’s fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries.

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