Archos expanded its tablet offerings today by introducing the Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablet, two low cost Android tablets that target the home user. The Archos 7 Home Tablet shares the same form factor as the Archos 5 Internet Tablet but is powered by a 600MHz ARM9 CPU, not the more powerful ARM Cortex-A8 TI OMAP3 processor of its predecessor. The Archos 7 Home Tablet features a seven inch, 800×480 resistive touchscreen display, extensive video codec support including 720p video playback with bitrates up to 2500kbit/s, built-in speakers, WiFi, USB host functionality, microSD expansion, composite video out, a battery life of 7 hours for video playback and 44 hours of music [...]
Carrypad.com have caught news that Archos may have two new tablet devices running Android ready to show off at CeBIT this year. The original quote is in German and translates along the lines of “Archos will introduce two brand new, good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home.”
“…wird ARCHOS zwei brandneue kostengünstige Android Tablets, die speziell für den Gebrauch zu Hause designt wurden, vorstellen.”
Unfortunately there were no more interesting tidbits to tie us over until CeBIT. However, reading in-between the lines would suggest that this does mean we will probably not find a 3G enabled tablet from Archos at [...]
Good news for Archos 5 Internet Tablet owners as Archos has re-released the highly anticipated Android 1.6 update, an update that was released and then pulled last month due to a major issue with the browser. All browser issues have been worked out and Archos owners can now install the new 1.7.33 firmware update which provides:Optimization of applications on the high-resolution screen of the ARCHOS 5 IT New “Quick Search” to find your Apps, Music, Contacts, and browsing history and get suggested search results as you type Easy access to battery saving features (wifi, screen, gps, etc.) New version of office documents viewer [...]
It seems that the new Android-powered Archos 5 personal media player is now available for purchase on Amazon.com for US$389.99.
The Archos 5 features a large 4.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) touchscreen display and support for WiFi data connections. It can also use a 3G equipped phone as a modem through a Bluetooth connection. The Archos 5 is equipped with an 800MHz processor and 160GB of internal storage, and it is supposed to be able to play video for up to 10 hours on a single charge. GPS navigation is also supported, and the device even has HDMI output capability with the use of a dock.
The dust is finally settling after Archos officially released their 4.8’’ 800×480 resolution touchscreen Internet tablet that boasts 16 million colours. In what better place to tantalise the taste buds of prospective buys and technology enthusiasts and let rip the news that more is on the way. This time, it’s a ‘Phone Tablet’. A what where?
No one knows what a ‘Phone Tablet’ really is, but we can confirm that Archos will release one next year and that it will run Android. Archos were very cagey on the matter but did let us know a few juicy bits that will really get things flowing. First and foremost, it will measure in with a [...]
In an unfortunate turn of events for Archos, leaked pictures, details and pricings of the imminent Android tablet have spread all over the internet prior to the official September 15th events date.
Thanks to ArchosFans, we have screen captures of the pricing for four different device models, including a $294 for 16GB SSD, $370 for 32GB SSD, $320 for 160GB HDD, and $420 for a 500GB HDD. There is even the rumour that HD video will be supported. As to be expected, there is still a lot of speculation over at the originating website as to the legitimacy of the images and so forth, but it looks good to our eyes.
French language website frandroid is reporting that Archos have confirmed the event that we mentioned a while back is on for September 15th. There is still the speculation that this IMT device probably does not have phone functionality, but we will have to wait till September 15th to be sure of what it does and does not have. What we have heard so far on the rumour mill is that the device will offer a 5-inch WVGA display and 500GB of storage in a 1cm thick body. Other specifications may include:2Mb/s HSUPA 7.2Mb/s HSDPA Ability to play HD movies 7 hours of video playback time 800MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3440 processor [...]
It seems that Archos has opened up its own application store for Android devices (especially, I assume, its own). The first application to be offered there is DroidIn, a LinkedIn client for the Android platform. Only free applications are supported by the store at this point.
The latest rumors have the Archos IMT device being officially launched on September 15, 2009. That’s not so far away.
We’ve already reported on the upcoming Android Archos internet media tablet, and in truth we still are awaiting official release date announcements and the full specification sheet. However, according to Register Hardware, Tony Limrick, Managing Director of Archos Northern Europe, advised those in attendance of their private London event held yesterday to keep 15 September free for an Archos IMT Android announcement. We can only presume this will be when everything is going public.
Other than that, there is little in the way to update you on. We still have no further word on specifications, so we can only guess as to whether [...]
It is possible that Archos will announce their Android based Internet Media Tablet in Paris next month as part of their June 11th press conference. The French based company has started sending invites to said conference, and the image advertising it has an Internet Media Tablet-esque watermark that just screams “speculate over me”.
If we’re right, this device is reported to offer a 5-inch touch screen display with up to 500gb of built in storage. At only 1cm thick, it’s a real treat as it allegedly offers HSDPA and HSUPA downloads and uploads on compatible 3G networks. Rounding things off is the OMAP 3 processor from Texas Instruments, which should offer laptop like [...]