Archos announces Gen9 tablets.
Archos has officially announced their first two Gen9 tablets called the Achos 80 G9, and the Archos 101 G9. Both tablets will feature Android 3.1 (maybe 3.2 by release time) and the official Android market. This is the first time Archos will ship a tablet with the official market, as all their past tablets shipped with their own AppsLib market.
The 8 inch tablet will have a 1024×768 screen, while the 10.1 inch will have a 1280×800. Both of them will have an 250GB HDD, as opposed to the usual 16-64GB SSD drives we see in most tablets. kind of battery life these tablets will offer by not going with a SSD. Both will feature a 1.5Ghz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor. They will have a full-size USB port, and an HDMI out (just as their Gen8 tablets did).
They are set for release in September, and will be priced at $279 for the 80 G9, $349 for the 101 G9. They will also be offering a 3G WWAN stick for $49. It should be interesting to see how Archos does with these value prices Honeycomb tablets. Their Gen8 tablets were somewhat of a success as they offered a decent tablet for a good price. These new tablets will be on-par with other big name brands as far as specs go, so build quality and battery time should be their defining factors.
Posted by Chris Garcia via Engadget