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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...
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...