Betcha didn’t know this, but Archos has been in the Android tablet game as long as anyone. They have already release tablets/devices running Android that range in size from 2.8-inches up to 10-inches. Unfortunately their efforts just haven’t seem to catch on much. Maybe their next trick might be the one that puts them over the top. Check it out, Archos has just pulled the curtain back on a pair of Honeycomb tablets that rival (on paper) anything on the market.
Today sees Archos announcing the G9 (Ninth Generation) tablets in 8-inch and 10.1-inch flavors. The list of specs have us drooling, and we expect you’ll do the same. With Honeycomb (3.1) dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP 4 processors, 250GB storage space, HDMI output, a USB port, and wait for it… Android Market support, we can see these taking off. Still not convinced? What if we told you the 8-inch tablet was only $279 and the 10.1-inch model was $349.99… Wait, get back here! They’re not for sale yet!
The ARCHOS 80 G9 has an 8-inch screen at 4:3 with a resolution of 1024 x 768 while the ARCHOS 101 G9 has a 16:10 screen at 1280 x 800 resolution. While these tablets come with Wi-Fi support, there’s a concealed spot in the back that allows for a USB 3G stick. Slap that $49 add-on in there and have access to pay-as-you-go data! Both tablets will be shown off at IFA and are expected to arrive in September. That’s a few months for you to scrape together that lawn-mowing and pool-cleaning money.
Read the full press release here.