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If you go out of your way to protect your privacy with everything you do, you undoubtedly know how complicated it can be while mobile. Most phone makers simply don't put much of an emphasis on user privacy, usually sticking to the bare minimum, or in other words, what's generally expected. Some others, however, go the extra mile. A notable example from the past two years has been the Blackphone, a smartphone that promised great security protection right out of the box. While that phone's enhanced security came mostly from software, we saw Boeing put an interesting spin on a privacy smartphone later: a self-destruct feature. Given how cool that'd be, it's a bit of a shame that Boeing's focus isn't... Read more...
Intel kicked things off with its $149 Compute Stick, and Lenovo followed up this week with its $129 ideacentre Stick 300. Now a new player has entered in the form of the Archos PC Stick. Not surprisingly, Archos’ entry doesn’t stray to far from the formula used by Intel and Lenovo. That means you’ll find the same quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor, Intel integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. You’ll also find a microSD slot, microUSB connector, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The Archos PC stick will come pre-loaded with Windows 10, which means that you likely won’t be able to purchase the device until July 29, or hopefully at least shortly afterwards. Where Archos trumps... Read more...
ARCHOS on Tuesday issued a press release claiming it invented "Fusion Storage," a clever storage scheme that's not to be confused with Apple's Fusion Drive and Fusion-io technology. They're slightly similar technologies, in that both combine two different storage options and present them as a single drive. The way it works is when you pop a memory card into a compatible tablet's microSD card slot, ARCHOS will use special software to combine the built-in memory with the external card, thereby fusing the two separate storage mediums into a single solution. So if you have 64GB of internal storage and add a 64GB microSD card, you'll end up with a single 128GB partition. "Once activated, ARCHOS Fusion... Read more...
In a market where one of Google’s operating systems (Chrome OS) is gobbling up sales from traditional notebooks, another of Google’s operating systems (Android) is getting a new treatment with the Archos ArcBook. The company is calling the device an Android netbook. It has a 10.1-inch (1024x600) touchscreen, runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, comes preloaded with Office Suite Pro 6, and costs a mere $169.99. The full keyboard features Android shortcuts, and the battery purports to last 10 hours. The ArcBook runs on a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 (1.2GHz) processor and offers 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, and a front-facing camera. Ports include USB 2.0, an audio jack, a microSD slot, and... Read more...
ARCHOS on Tuesday announced the availability of its ARCHOS 101 XS 2 tablet, the latest model from its Gen11 family of slates. It's a 10.1-inch tablet with an IPS display, 1280x800 resolution, quad-core A9 processor clocked at 1.6GHz (and quad-core Mali 400 GPU), 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage supplemented by a microSD card slot for up to an additional 64GB of storage. The ARCHOS 101 XS 2 also features 2-megapixel cameras on the front and back, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB 2.0 port, front-facing speakers (hooray!), HDMI output (mini HDMI), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a few other amenities. One of the main differentiating features between this and all the other Android tablets... Read more...
Archos has made a bit of a living out of producing low-end, super affordable gadgets. Namely, audio players and tablets. While they hardly ever impress anyone from a benchmarking standpoint, it's tough to overlook the latest. It's the Archos 80 Xenon, the company's latest and greatest 3G tablet in the Elements range.  It's a 8-inch unit, which goes toe-to-toe with the Galaxy Note 8.0 in that form factor, but at a far cheaper price point. $199.99 (half of the Note 8.0) gets you the following: a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), an IPS multi-touch panel (1024x768), built-in Wi-Fi + 3G radios, access to the Google Play store, Google Now, a 2MP rear camera and a microSD expansion... Read more...
Archos, long known for its many (mostly Android) tablets, announced today that it’s getting into the smartphone game, too, starting with a line of Android handsets that are designed to offer a nice balance of features and affordability. Specifically, Archos is eyeing the unlocked smartphone market, where the lack of subsidization from carriers is both a blessing and a curse, as users can be free to choose the carrier of their choice but also have to drop loads of cash on a decent smartphone (or phablet, as it were). The company believes it’s found the sweet spot with the Archos 35 Carbon ($99.99), Archos 50 Platinum ($219.99), and Archos 53 Platinum ($249.99). All three phones will... Read more...
Archos was a fairly large purveyor of low-cost MP3 players and tablets, but of late, we haven't really heard much from the company. Now, however, the GamePad is making its U.S. arrival, and it may satisfy those who have been waiting for things like the WikiPad to come to fruition. The GamePad runs on Android 4.1, so it's capable of running the myriad games stocked on the Android store. It's got a 7" (1024x600) display, a 0.3"-thick frame, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU and a bargain price -- just $189 on the top end. Given that it runs Android, you can also use it to do more than just game. Of course, you could just buy a phablet as your next phone and use that just the same, but there's... Read more...
Archos today introduced its Platinum range of tablets, which the company claims are among the first Android slates to offer a super high resolution IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen combined with the performance of a quad-core processor. There are three models to choose from, including 8-inch, 9.7-inch, and 11.6-inch SKUs, all of which feature a sleek aluminum design. All three boast an IPS panel with capacitive multi-touch support, a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an 8-core GPU with support for Full HD 1080p video decoding, 2GB or RAM, front and back cameras, mini-HDMI output, a microSD card slot, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The smallest of the three, the Archos 80 Platinum, features... Read more...
If looks could kill, the new 9.7-inch Titanium HD tablet from Archos would be lethal, at least based on the handful of pics we've seen. Even more impressive is the tablet's spec sheet, not the least of which includes a brilliant IPS panel with a 2048x1536 resolution, the same as Apple's 3rd and 4th generation iPad devices. Unlike the iPad, the Titanium HD is all about Android. It comes out of the box wielding Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, giving users full access to Google Play and the Google Now voice assistant software, which is arguable better than Siri. On the hardware side, the Titanium HD sports a 1.6GHz dual-core A9 processor with a quad-core GPU (Mali 400 MP4), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage... Read more...
Archos on Thursday announced the retail availability of its new GamePad device, or the "first true Android games console," as the company pitches it. The Android-powered GamePad is a new type of tablet that combines physical gaming button controls and Archos' patented mapping tool with a full Android tablet experience built around Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). It features full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services. It's also only available in Europe for the time being, where it's selling for 149.99€, or $194.75 in U.S. currency. Speaking of which, Archos says the GamePad is destined for U.S. shores in the first quarter of 2013. "Android device users spend more than 9 hours a month... Read more...
French electronics maker Archos announced a new portable game console that will be available well ahead of the holidays. The Android-based Archos GamePad has physical game controls that are designed to work with all of your Android games. The key here is the GamePad’s compatibility with past, present, and future games, regardless of whether they're designed for physical controls. Archos says it has a patented technology for automatically mapping virtual controls to its physical controls. Identical sets of game buttons and analog sticks flank the GamePad’s 7-inch screen. “Thanks to the mapping and automatic game recognition systems included on the GamePad, we already... Read more...
Archos appears dead set on proving you don't need a Microsoft Surface tablet to own a thin and light slate with a keyboard dock. You can have the same thing on Google's Android platform, as Archos proves with its new Gen10 XS tablet line announced today. One of those new tablets is the Archos 101 XS, a 10.1-inch slate that weighs a mere 21 ounces and measures 0.31 inches (8 millimeters) thick. It boasts a 1280x800 resolution, ARM-based A9 processor clocked at 1.9GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and promises to deliver an unadulterated Android experience. At launch it will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though Archos says... Read more...
Archos has been teasing the impending launch of its upcoming Gen 10 xs tablet for some time now, and today the company posted its first press photo on Facebook. The thin and light G10 xs is said to be a Google-certified device with unfettered access to everything in Google Play. From the press photo along with previously released information, we know the G10 xs will be a glossy white tablet (possibly in black as well) running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will also have a mini HDMI port, microSD card slot, micro USB port, and probably a TI OMAP 4770 processor. As for the rest of the specifics, we'll have to wait until it official launches, which Archos says will happen in three weeks.... Read more...
Archos has long since been the king of low-cost tablets, and now the company is introducing a new range entirely: Elements. It's an entry-level family with 7", 8" and 9.7" options, all of which have full access to Google Play and Google apps. The new 97 Carbon weighs just 21.8 ounces and measures 0.45" thick. There's an IPS capacitive touch panel, as well as a 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It's expected to ship this month for $229.99 to $249.99; you may say that the Nexus 7 is cheaper, but this does have a larger 9.7" screen for those interested. There's no word yet on what the components within the smaller units will use, nor what resolution the screens will boast.... Read more...
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 it'll also include a half-year parental control application for child-safe web browsing. The ICS... 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 will ship for around $310 and $380, depending on capacity, and that's about as cheap as it gets... 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 the wide world of the World Wide Web, the Child Pad’s has parental controls powered by Editions... 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. There's no pricing details to be had right now, but if it's not cheap, it'll be forgotten in no... 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, and of course Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) software. "Very slim and light, the newest version of the... 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 heard that it will ship for 250 Euros in Europe, but there's no word on a U.S. price just yet. The... 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 available in 20,000 stores worldwide featuring a 1.5GHz processor. That's fairly zippy for a tablet,... Read more...
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