Hardly a week goes without us talking about an Archos device. This week, it’s an Android smartphone. The company is apparently launching a new Android powered mobile phone device named Archos A28 that is now currently with the FCC. That means, approvals should be done within two to twelve weeks before a launch could happen.
So what’s in the new phone? While there is not a lot of information to share, what we do know is that the phone is equipped with a 2.8-inches touchscreen phone – possibly with an accelerometer. The device supports Wi-Fi b/g/n and contains an 8GB flash memory from Sandisk iNAND.
Now that’s not a lot to make a decision on how this device will fare. But considering the extremely small display, I wonder if this device could exploit all the smartness that comes with the Android.
The Archos 8 Home tablet is the first slate computer from the company to feature an 8-inches touchscreen display. One of the most noticeable aspects about this device is its thickness. The device is extremely thin and measures just 12mm in depth. The device’s touchscreen display packs a decent 800×600 pixels into its TFT LCD screen for an admirable rendering of multimedia content.
Not too many details about the new device is available even on the Archos product home page. Nevertheless, from what we know, this device will include a 4GB internal flash memory with an additional slot for micro SDHC storage support. The Archos 8 tablet can support HD 720p video playback , audio playback and photo rendition from a variety of different file formats. Other supported features include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, built-in speakers and battery life of close to 42 hours. USB ports are provided as well.
Now, one very prominent feature in the device is the extremely large bezel. Check out the video below (in French) for a good idea about the device. I’m actually put off by that design. Nevertheless, it could be a bargain if it comes at an attractive price.
Pre-orders for the generation 8 device from Archos, named the Archos 32 are now being accepted on the electronics etailer, JR.com. The device is everything what you may have expected from Archos – good technical specifications along with an affordable price tag.
The Archos 32 features a relatively small 3.2-inches 400×240 pixel display, an 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and a flash memory with a capacity of up to 8GB. The tablet is powered by Google Android 2.1 operating system and comes with all the regular connectivity features like USB ports, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There is not much info about the camera sensor though the device is said to be capable of photo and video capture in VGA and MPEG4 resolutions. And yes, internet surfing is available too along with tap-to-zoom functionalities.
The Archos 32 is tagged at a price of $149.99. The availability date is not available though.
Archos may not be on the same league as the Apple iPad. But it sure is a great tablet PC that has its own set of fans and followers. Now, if you have been looking to purchase one of these tablet devices for yourselves, you had to settle with just a 32GB storage. That was until now.
Archos has announced that their new 64GB Archos 5 Tablet is now available for purchase. But before you get excited, do note that this device is at present only available in the France market and will take some more time before it hits the US and other major markets in the world.
Of course, there are other versions with higher capacity of up to 500GB as well. But these tablets come with an old fashioned hard drive and so I would rather suggest you wait.
The 64GB Archos 5 Tablet is priced at a competitive €399.98. It is to be seen how well this new edition is received in the market.
Archos, the popular portable media player company has announced its 13 inches netbook computer in the French market. According to reports, the netbook shall be available at a price of €399.98 ($485). This will get users a netbook that has a 13.3 inch display, 160GB hard drive and will run on Windows 7.
Here is a comprehensive spec list on offer
Platform : Windows 7 Starter Edition
Display : 13.3 inches 1366 x 768 pixel display
Processor : Intel Atom processor
Memory : 1GB DDR2 RAM
Storage : 160GB HDD
Connectivity : Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth
Battery : 6-cell battery