The electronics retailer Best Buy is preparing to compete with the Apple iPad with its new tablet called the Insignia Flex. As the name suggests, this tablet is part of a lineup called Insignia, which Best Buy uses to sell its answers to various electronics trends. Other products in the Insignia line include a HD televisions, LED light bulbs, music players, cameras and camcorders, and computer and tablet accessories.
This is not the first time, however, that Best Buy hinted about the newest member of the Insignia lineup. Prior to posting the image of the Insignia Flex tablet on Facebook, the retailer had been giving teasers about said mobile device. For instance, last October 8, Best Buy posted on its Twitter account: “This picture just might give it away: Can you identify this mystery product that will be in stores next month?”
This time, however, Best Buy revealed some key specifications of the upcoming tablet. The Insignia Flex will have a 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system, a 9.7-inch touchscreen display, and 10 hours of battery life between charges.
Moreover, the uploaded photo shows that the tablet comes with an audio port, a built-in microphone, and a microSD card slot to boost its memory. Best Buy had not announced its price, but it is speculated that it might be around $150 to $250. It will be a mid-range tablet that will be a more affordable alternative to the costlier products in the market, as many Insignia devices are.
The tablet is expected to be unleashed around November 11th. According to Best Buy’s post on its Facebook page, it may be purchased at brick and mortar stores.
The Best Buy Insignia Flex will go head-to-head with the much-awaited iPad Mini, which Apple will reportedly announce on October 23.