Insignia Flex Android tablet gets detailed

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Best Buy recently teased a new Android tablet via its Facebook page, showcasing a slick image along with a few basic hardware specs.

The Insignia Flex is expected to be on the market within a month, which means the device is likely to hit physical and virtual shelves on November 11.

The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet boasts a 9.7-inch display along with a dual core 1 GHz processor and a battery that offers up to 10 hours per charge. According to Reuters, the Insignia Flex will be priced somewhere in the range of $239-$259. 

Frankly, I think the tablet will have a good chance of being reasonably popular if the price was around $199. Then again, considering the screen size and assuming the device will offer decent performance, it could be a serious contender in the Android market even at $259.

As expected, the tablet is equipped with a front camera for video conferencing and weighs approximately 1.45 pounds. No word on a rear camera and its inclusion could probably go either way, depending on price.

Interestingly, Reuters confirms Best Buy will continue selling rival tablets - unlike Walmart and Target, which have been slowly phasing out the competition.

The Insignia Flex will be competing in a mobile market awash with tablets manufactured by a number of industry heavyweights, including Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, B&N's Nook, Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's wildly popular iPad.