updated 03:25 pm EDT, Thu May 6, 2010
$200 Archos 7 coming stateside in June
Archos has officially announced the pricing and release date info for its updated Archos 7 Internet tablet, which will be powered by Android 1.6 but not have access to the Android Marketplace. The 7-inch resistive touchscreen will have a resolution of 800x480 and the device is just under a half-inch thick. There is built-in Wi-Fi and a USB port for local file transfers, and either 160GB or 320GB of hard drive storage.
Preloaded apps include eBuddy, DailyPaper and the e-reader Aldiko, with more available at Archos' AppsLib store. Archos also promises access to free streaming music from Deezer. As a smaller alternative to a device like the iPad, the 7's battery life is smaller at 7 hours of video playback or 44 hours of music.
The tablet will cost $200 when it ships in June, with pre-orders starting mid-May.