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Archos introduces the Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablet

March 1, 2010
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 playback and an unknown version of the Android OS. The Archos 7 Home Tablet will be available starting in April with a MSRP of €149 ($202 USD) for a 2Gb model and €179 ($242 USD) for an 8GB model. Hit the jump for the details on the Archos 8 and Archos’ new lineup of Internet Tablets.

The Archos 8 sheds the typical widescreen tablet design and takes on a square form factor which resembles a digital picture frame. The Archos 8 features an eight inch touchscreen display, 600MHz ARM9 CPU, a thin, lightweight frame (12mm thick, 400 grams weight), unknown version of the Android OS, and is designed for basic web browsing, video playback, and usage as a digital picture frame. The Archos 8 will debut in May with 4 GB onboard memory and a suggested retail price of €149 ($202 USD). Last but not least, Archos also announced a new lineup of ARM Cortex-based Android tablets that will arrive in Summer 2010 and will include processors up to 1GHz and touchscreen displays from three to ten inches. Sweet!