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So, there are tablets for big folks -- like the Galaxy Note 10.1 and iPad -- and then there are slates for the kids. Well, there aren't a lot, but it's a growing market. Archos is contributing to the cause with the new Child Pad, a unique 7" Ice Cream Sandwich-based slate that'll sell for $129.99. It's pretty outrageous to see an Android 4.0 slate for this cheap, and the specs aren't half bad, either. There's a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a cute shell featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks. (Which we know some adults would dig, too.) It'll ship with some preloaded content specifically for kids, and... Read more...
To date, not too many Android tablets have shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. Why? Perhaps only Google knows, but there's serious motivation to get cranking on that with Google I/O just a few months away. Archos, a low-cost leader in the space, has just announced that their 80 G9 Turbo slate is now shipping, and yes, Android 4.0 is on board. Inside the case, there's a 1.5GHz OMAP4 processor, an 8" display (1024x768), a 720p front-facing camera, and your choice of 8GB of 16GB of storage. Archos is known for keeping the price points well below that of others, and that's not changing here. These... Read more...
Despite the unimaginative moniker, the Child Pad from Archos looks to be an interesting alternative for parents who want to give their kids a fun and educational tablet experience without letting a 4-year-old play with a $500 device. The 7-inch Child Pad will be available for $129 at the end of the month and features a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM--and surprisingly for a low-cost kids’ tablet, Android 4.0. The Child Pad has a fun, engaging user interface and comes pre-loaded with a slew of kids’ games and apps, including (you guessed it!) Angry Birds. To keep the little ones safe from... Read more...
Android tablets seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and honestly, ones that are shipping without Android 4.0 probably don't stand much of a chance to gain traction. That said, Archos has always seen success in undercutting the rest of the universe, and we suspect that the Arnova 8b G2 will be priced at a point that makes even the doubters do a double-take. The new slate will ship with a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3, a multi-touch display, and support for 1080p HD output. It's got an 8-inch, 800x600 display, a 12mm thick chassis and even an optional resistive screen for those who prefer pen input.... Read more...
How do you make a splash in an Android tablet market that's suddenly fleshed out with a high-end Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet (or soon will be, courtesy of the Eee Prime Transformer 2 by Asus) and low-cost 7-inch slates built by Amazon and Barnes & Noble? By being the first to release a Honeycomb tablet for less than 200 bones, is how Archos answers that question. The Archos 70b IT is an enhanced version of the Archos 70 IT Gen 8 and features an upgraded capacitive touchscreen and 1.2GHz processor. It also has 512MB of RAM, a 1024x600 screen resolution, HDMI output, microSD card slot,... Read more...
Archos has a history of pumping out low-cost tablets and PMPs, albeit ones with relatively high-quality given the price charged. Now, the company has revealed the Arnova 9 G2 tablet, with a 1GHz ARM A8 processor, 9.7" IPS display, 1024x768 screen resolution and Android 2.3. That's right, Gingerbread. These days, we're expecting Android tablets to ship with at least Honeycomb, if not a promise to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. It's a bit hard to justify a tablet of this size running Android 2.3, but we suspect the price point will be low enough to still entice those who couldn't care less. We've... Read more...
Tablets, and a few more tablets. That seems to be the story these days, but we aren't complaining. It seems that the more we see, the lower the prices go, and that's good for everyone on this side of the buying fence. Archos has always been a low-cost drive in the mobile goods market, forcing other companies to think twice before attaching some wildly expensive price tag to a PMP or MP3 player. Now, the same is proving true with tablets. The company just revealed two G9 slates, both scheduled to be available on September 20, 2011. The G9 tabs will launch with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), and will be... Read more...
It used to be that a new notebook would pop up every so often, and these days, those new notebook releases are separated by something else: new tablet releases. The G9 series of tablets was just unveiled by Archos, bringing a new 8" and 10" slate into the crowded marketplace. The Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 are on deck, with the both of them offering an ARM Cortex dual-core A9 running at 1.5GHz. They also include a massive 250GB HDD; it's the first major tablet to be released with an HDD instead of flash storage. It's relying on a 7mm Seagate Momentus Thin drive, and a huge one at that. Archos has... Read more...
Ah, another day. And that means another tablet. The war of slates is in full force, and while no one is coming close to knocking Apple off its stool (at least in terms of sheer sales), Archos is trying a different tactic: undercutting. Major, major undercutting. The company has just announced a super basic new tablet, the Arnova 7, which will ship for an almost unbelievable $99. It's probably the cheapest tablet to date with a label on it that includes a name you've heard of before. It will ship with a 7" resistive touch panel, an 800x480 native resolution, support for 720p playback and 4GB of... Read more...
Another new month, another trade show. Archos, a France-based portable media player company, has chosen Germany's CeBIT show to announce their newest products: a color e-reader and an Android tablet. Color e-readers are a bit of a holy grail. But unfortunately, there's no magical color E Ink or Pixel Qi display here; it's relying on an LCD, which is also used in the NOOK Color. But then again, Archos has been somewhat of a bargain brand for years, so it's no surprise to see a more cost efficient panel being used. The E-reader will go by the name 7ob. It sports a 7" resistive touch panel (with an... Read more...
Why wait for CES? That's exactly what Archos is thinking. The company has just revealed that the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, the first Android tablet with a 250GB hard drive, is now on sale and available to purchase in the United States. This is a unique Android tablet, as it focuses first on being a multimedia tablet. There's plenty of storage for your music, photos and videos, and there's a high-res screen, a 1GHZ CPU and a Wi-Fi module. It's on sale now for $349.99, which is actually less than a Galaxy Tab with far less storage. If that's too large for you, the Archos 28 and 32 are also shipping... Read more...
Never mind that certain media outlets are declaring Android a failure in the tablet space at this very early stage in the game. The reality is the Android party is just getting underway, and though Samsung's Galaxy Tab might not be the iPad killer open-source fans hoped it would be, it's just one of many more Android tablets to come. Another one is the Archos 101, which now has a product page and is nearly ready to order. We say 'nearly' because the product page is still showing a 'Notify Me' button, but word on the Web is that the Archos 101 is shipping. There are two models available, an 8GB... Read more...
If your goal is to escape 2010 without even touching a Tablet PC, all we can offer you is luck. Apple has already managed to sell a million iPad units, and there are loads of companies lining up rival releases as we speak. One of those is Archos, a French company that has a long history of releasing industry-leading portable media players that tend to be somewhat on the large side, but in a good way. They usually cater to individuals looking to play back more video than audio while on-the-go, thus the larger screens come in handy. The company's upcoming Archos 7 Home Tablet has a screen that's... Read more...
Intel Developer Forum is still in full swing with a buzz, here in downtown San Francisco, of all things digitally connected and bleeding-edge.  We're working like slaves to bring you breaking keynote coverage and developments as they happen and thought you'd all enjoy a quick whirl-wind photo tour of the Tech Showcase floor.  The Technology Showcase is where Intel ecosystem partners show their wares in hopes to garner traction for the Intel platforms they help to enable.  It's also a place where OEMs roll out their goods based on the latest and greatest Intel technologies. ... Read more...
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