October 19, 2012

Best Buy Insignia Flex tablet to sell for around $250

Best Buy plans to launch a 9.7 inch tablet under its Insignia brand soon. Now Reuters reports the Insignia Flex tablet will cost somewhere from “239 to $259″ when it it hits the streets.

The tablet is expected to have a 1 GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and a batter that’s good for up to 10 hours of run time. It will go on sale sometime around November 11th.

Reuters reports the tablet will weigh 1.45 pounds and have a front-facing camera.

There’s still no word on the RAM, storage, or other specs.

With a $250-ish price tag, the Insignia Flex tablet will cost about as much as top-of-the-line Google Nexus 7 tablet, half the price of the latest Apple iPad, or a little more than an entry level Amazon Kindle Fire or NOOK HD tablet.

In other words, Best Buy is positioning the Insignia Flex as a bargain tablet. It’s not like there’s a shortage of bargain tablets to choose from these days. But it looks like Best Buy is looking to fill a niche that’s not quite as full: Android tablets with 9.7 inch displays and low price tags.

Via Engadget