Archos Reveals $99 Arnova 7 Android 2.2 Tablet

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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 Flash memory. Android 2.2 will be the OS onboard, and while that's hardly the newest (nor even tablet-tailored), it'll definitely handle the basics.

There's also Wi-Fi, access to the AppsLib store (not the Android Market, though) and a dedicated home button. There's no definite ship date just yet, but we're guessing no one else will be racing to beat it to the pricing punch.
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detnight replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 8:42 AM

finally one in my price range, something to play with.

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omegadraco replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 12:00 PM

Wow that is one hell of a price point even if it does not have all the features that are typical of a modern tablet. Plus I am sure you will be able to side load apps into it so not having access to the market is not a huge problem.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 12:45 PM

Great price, I just wonder how well it performs compared to other tablets.

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EHarler replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 1:04 PM

Looks pretty decent for the price. At least it's not using Android 1.6. (hi, dell)

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rrplay replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 1:41 PM

Oh yeah a knock about very basic tablet for sure .a little while ago Marco mentioned Pandigital Multimedia Novel 7-inch Android Tablet & Color eReader - R70E200 as a coffee table knockabout that was actually selling for a bit more .I think about 119.00 or ? so at least another to compare to consider at these prices. check out episode;24 two and Halkf geeks show

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pwrntspd replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 8:29 PM

Archos always has had cheap, but decently developed tablets. I kinda want to get one just to tweak it and see what it can do.

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