By Sumit Passary | Oct 13, 2012 09:12 AM EDT
Best Buy, a specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the U.S., is expected to launch its own tablet Insignia Flex.
Best Buy offers a variety of devices from various tablet makers and the company now plans to sell a tablet under its own Insignia brand. Currently, Best Buy sells its own computers under the Insignia brand. The company announced the new Insignia Flex Android-based tablet via its Insignia Facebook page.
The Insignia Facebook page indicates that the Insignia Flex tablet sports a 9.7-inch display and features a 1 GHz dual-core processor. The device is expected to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. The tablet is also expected to include a battery which will provide 10 hours of productivity to its users.
Other vital specifications like, processor type, RAM, storage, et al have not been revealed by Best Buy; however, the Insignia Flex is expected to hit the shelves in November this year.
"Over the last few weeks, Best Buy has been dropping tease tweets about a 'mysterious' product that it would be unveiling in the near future. One such tweet from October 8th, which included a vague image, read, 'This picture just might give it away: Can you identify this mystery product that will be in stores next month?' According to the announcement made on Facebook and a tweet over at @Insignia, the aforementioned mystery product was the Flex tablet," reported SlashGear.
The image on the Facebook page, which accompanies the Insignia Flex announcement, does not show the presence of any ports. However, the image posted on Twitter on Monday, Oct. 8, showcases a microSD port, a headphone port, and an integrated microphone.
The specifications indicate that the Insignia Flex will be a budget tablet; however, Best Buy has not disclosed any pricing details or exact availability date yet.
With the increasing competition in the tablet market, Best Buy will have to wait and see if the Insignia Flex can establish its presence in the consumer market which is flooded with a gamut of tablets.
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