Best Buy joins Android tablet PC crowd with Insignia Flex

Summary:The electronics retailer posted details about the new slate on its Insignia Facebook page, though pricing wasn't revealed.


Best Buy has used its Insignia house brand to hop onto hot electronics trends from HDTVs to LED light bulbs, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there will soon be an Insignia tablet in store(s).

On the brand's Facebook page, the company announced the Insignia Flex Android tablet, which Best Buy promises will be available in a month. According to the post, the Flex will be based around a 9.7-inch screen, include a 1GHz dual-core processor, and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Battery life is also claimed to be 10 hours between charges.

Unfortunately, little else is known about the tablet, as Best Buy hasn't issued a press release or any other statement about the Insignia Flex. Given the intense competition -- from the iPad to Microsoft Surface to the Kindle Fire to Android slates from Google and Samsung -- the Flex is going to need an aggressive price point to stand out. Unfortunately, we don't know what that price will be yet.

How cheap would the Insignia Flex have to be for you to consider purchasing it? Let us know in the Talkback section below. 

Topics: Tablets


Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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