Best Buy Company, the world’s largest electronics retailer, introduced the tablet computer to compete against Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle and Apple Inc.’s iPad.
It plans to release its tablet under its in-house Insignia brand. The tablet name is Insignia Flex and is expected to hit retail shelves on 11th November.
Going to its specifications, it has 9.7 inch screen, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. The Insignia Flex will runs on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is one of the second latest version of the operating system.
The sources said that the Insignia Flex will also have front facing camera for video chats and weight of only 1.45 pounds. Best buy does not reveal any details on how much memory the Insignia Flex Tablet will have or whether or not it will have any kind of memory card slot for expansion and also it does not reveal whether the tablet has WiFi only or will include other connectivity options.
Although the official pricing hasn’t made available, Reuters reports that the Insignia Flex will be priced in the range of $239 to $259. It is quite below when compared with $499 of Apple’s 9.7 inch iPad and $399 for the older version of iPad.
There is already a very stiff competition in the US tablet market now, Insignia is newly entering into that; let’s see how Best Buy shines when compare with its other competitors.