Archos might have a few hit on their hands with these devices. We now know how much they will retail for and when they will ship. Starting at $299 you can purchase the 80 G9 tablet with 8GB of internal storage, the 250GB model will run you $369. The larger model starts out at $369 for the 8GB model and goes up to $469 for the 250GB HD model. Both units also have an option for 16GB of storage. Check them both out here and you can sign-up to be notified for more information from Archos when it becomes available.
The Archos 70 is powered by Android 2.2, features the proven 1GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor as found in the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, supports wi-fi 802.11n and comes with a collection of pre-loaded apps like Touiteur, Fring and Mewbox.
It really ought to be a good one. A company like Archos should be able to deliver, what with its heritage in providing cheap media players to the masses for many years.
Here’s the full tech spec of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, in case you’re keen or have grown tired of waiting for the Galaxy Tab to come down to an acceptable price.
Processor ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo
Graphics card Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Screen type LCD
– 800×480 pixels
Screen size 7″
Screen features High resolution touch screen
Hard drive 8 GB flash memory
Optical disk drive No
Memory card reader MicroSD (SDHC compatible)
USB USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Video interface 1 x HDMI
TV output 1 x HDMI (Digital audio/video output)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in speaker
Battery Lithium Polymer battery
Music playback time: up to 36 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours
Web surfing: up to 10 hours
Additional features Front VGA camera
Accessories included Earphones, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice, power charger.
Software included Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
Size 201 x 114 x 10 mm
Weight 300 grams