Archos Arnova 97 G4 tablet

Arnova, which operates as subsidiary brand of Archos, has listed the new 9.7 inch Arnova 97 G4 tablet on its official website, which will be aimed at the budget end of the market.

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Archos is known for releasing cheap and relatively decently specced Android-based tablets, but the company’s latest device seems to win a lot of points in the former category and not that many in the latter. The Arnova GBook 7-incher isn’t even advertised as a full-fledged tablet by Archos, although the company’s official website does mention that it “combines the best of a tablet with the best of an eReader”.

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When you think about it, the current generation of cheap Android tablets isn’t going to last long. First, the constant pace of technology is going to make them obsolete... pretty fast. Second, others are going to be delivering a better experience for pretty much the same price. That’s why it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see the second generation...

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Since the market is close to over saturated anyway, might as well be competitive in the only league that’s, well, still competitive. That’s pricing. Arnova, a strapping young tech company... from lovely China, first grabbed attention with its cut price Archos 10.1 earlier this year. Arnova are now aiming for an even cheaper Android tablet and have a couple ready for a June release. Now say...