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Acer Launches Pocket-Friendly 8-inch Android Tablet for Families

Thursday, 07 Jan 2016 - 10:01 am

Kids Center features simplified user interface, pre-screened content appropriate for children, and parental controls

Acer today announced the Iconia One 8 (B1-850), an 8-inch media tablet for families, children, or novice users. The ultra-affordable Android tablet provides ample performance for web browsing, video playback, and casual gaming, while featuring Acer Kids Center app for a child-friendly interface and parental controls.


The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features an 8-inch HD IPS[1] display with 10-point multi-touch, providing bright and vivid images with wide-viewing angles, while supporting a better touch experience while gaming. Running Android 5.1, it features 9 hours of battery life[2], a MediaTek quad-core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a storage expansion slot which supports up to 128GB Micro SD cards. The new Iconia One 8 is available with white or blue back cover options.


Acer Kids Center for Sharing with Children

The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) ships preloaded with Kids Center, an app featuring a simplified child-friendly user interface, and pre-screened content appropriate for children, including videos, games, books, and websites. It also features parental control features such as blocking access to unapproved content, pre-selecting content for children, or even setting a daily time limit for using the tablet.


Smart Tools that Simplifies Tasks

The Iconia One 8 (B1-850) features smart tools developed by Acer that simplify everyday tasks:

·         EZ WakeUp – With just one-touch and a double tap, the tablet awakens[3] and loads a pre-selected app of choice.

·         EZ Snap – Makes it easy to take a screenshot with a simple three-finger pinch. Images can be easily edited and shared.

·         System Doctor – Manages the device’s memory, storage, and apps to optimize system functionality


Pricing and Availability

The Acer Iconia One 8 (B1-850) will be available in South Africa in Q1 of 2016 with a suggested retail price of R 10 999, 00


To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via


[1] All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.

[2] Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings, and applications or features launched. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.

[3] If the B1-850 is locked using facial lock, a pattern, PIN or password, it will need to be unlocked after waking it up, then the assigned application will open automatically.

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