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Archos prepares to sell Gear VR-style $40 virtual reality glasses

10/16, 12:51pm

Budget VR headset from Archos can hold a 6-inch smartphone

Archos has stepped into the virtual reality market with its own headset accessory. The Archos VR Glasses are similar to the Samsung Gear VR, the Zeiss VR, and Google Cardboard, in that it can accept a smartphone in the front of the headset to be used as the main display, with the device said to be compatible with Android, Windows Phone, and iOS devices with a screen size of up to six inches.

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Archos debuts low-end 45c and 50b smartphones

09/25, 3:35pm

New Archos phones available at low-cost, with no contract

Electronics manufacturer Archos has announces the availability of its new range of Platinum smartphones, the Archos 45c Platinum and Archos 50b Platinum. Both entry-level phones feature Android 4.4 "Kit Kat," MediaTek quad-core processors, IPS screens, and a choice of three colored back covers.

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Archos commences sale of Smart Home automation system

06/20, 1:39pm

Archos Smart Home kit includes tablet, cameras, movement sensors

Archos has started selling the Smart Home starter kit it introduced at CES earlier this year, a package that provides a simplified form of home automation. The collection of "Connected Objects" can be used to automatically perform actions with each other and control home appliances, as well as allowing the homeowner to monitor the house using the assorted sensors and cameras.

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Archos reveals the Arcbook, low-priced 10.1-inch multitouch netbook

05/12, 4:05pm

Netbook to release in June features Android 4.2, ARM Cortex A9 processor

With the talk about of the upcoming Chromebook lineup expansion, a company has decided to invest in another section of the home computing market that may have been overlooked in the last few years. Archos, a manufacturer that focuses on building Android devices, has brought to light its plans for a new Android netbook called the Arcbook.

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Archos unveils tablet, three smartphones before Mobile World Congress

02/20, 2:51pm

LTE-enabled 8-inch tablet, octa-core smartphone in Archos additions

Archos has listed devices it will be showing at Mobile World Congress next week, with one tablet and three smartphones making the trip to Barcelona. The list is headed up by the 80 Helium 4G, a tablet with an 8-inch 1024x768 IPS display and LTE connectivity, and the 50c Oxygen, a smartphone with a 5-inch 1280x720-resolution display backed by an octa-core Mediatek Cortex A7-based 1.7GHz processor.

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Archos details Neon Android tablets with 9, 9.7, 10.1-inch displays

01/31, 8:38am

Entry-level tablet range runs Android Jelly Bean, modest specifications

Archos has unveiled a trio of Neon tablets that take after the Platinum and Cobalt ranges in terms of appearance, though targets the entry-level market. The 90 Neon, 97 Neon, and 101 Neon all offer a quad-core A9 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1.6GHz, and 1.4GHz respectively with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for more storage options.

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Archos unveils 45, 50 Helium smartphones with 4G LTE connectivity

01/02, 1:55pm

First LTE devices from Archos to be shown at CES next week

Archos is using CES to launch two more mobile devices in its smartphone range, with the pair of phones being the first from the manufacturer to offer 4G LTE connectivity. Joining the wearable devices and network-connected home monitoring sensors the company has already teased will be the 45 Helium, with a 4.5-inch 854x480 IPS display, and the 50 Helium with a 5-inch 1280x720 IPS version.

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Archos reveals home automation, wearable devices for CES 2014

12/30, 2:13pm

Smart Home Tablet to act as central location for connected device interaction

Archos has outlined the range of devices it is preparing for CES next week, including a number of wearable items and some destined for use in the home. A smartwatch and a fitness tracker will be accompanied by a set of "connected objects" centered around home automation, and a separate 7-inch "Home Gateway" Android tablet that will act as a central hub for the collection.

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Archos boosts Gen11 line with Archos 101 XS 2 Jellybean tablet

11/05, 6:07pm

New tablet boasts dual core, full Google certification

Electronics manufacturer Archos has announced the availability of the Archos 101 XS 2 tablet, the latest device from its new Gen11 range. Improving on last year'’s Gen10, the Android 4.2 "Jellybean" Google™-certified tablet includes a quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, an HD IPS screen, front facing stereo speakers and dual-cameras.

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Archos and MediaTek ship mid-range Titanium smartphone line

10/17, 6:40pm

Line boasts four dual-core models ranging from 4 to 5.3 inches

Electronics manufacturers Archos and MediaTek have partnered to release the Archos Titanium smartphone line, with four mid-range fully-featured smartphones with prices starting at €100 ($137). The new Archos Titanium smartphones include dual-SIM support with HSPA+ speeds, and are fully Google certified running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, giving them complete access to the Google Play store.

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New quad-core processor model of Archos GamePad 2 announced

10/09, 4:39pm

New model has higher-resolution screen, quad-core GPU, better controls

As expected, Android device manufacturer Archos has refreshed its Archos Gamepad -- the new and uprated Archos GamePad 2 is expected at the end of the year. The new iteration of the device features Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean," an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor.

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Archos intros new 8-, 9.7- and 10.1-inch Platinum tablets

10/03, 3:00pm

Latest devices to ship this month

Archos has fully detailed its latest tablets that will be arriving later this month, including the 80b Platinum, 97b Platinum HD and 101 Platinum. All three Android tablets will be powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor running at 1.6GHz, with up to 2GB of RAM and IPS displays ranging from 8.0 to 10.1 inches.

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Archos GamePad 2 tablet briefly appears on retailer's website

09/24, 5:36am

Quad-core processor, improved display for gaming tablet

A follow-up to a gaming tablet by Archos is getting a sequel, according to a recently-pulled listing on retailer HKTDC's website. The Archos GamePad 2 will have the same physical size as its predecessor, complete with game controls mounted on the sides, with the internal specifications and display receiving a expected upgrade.

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Archos reveals smartphone, tablet lineup for IFA event next week

08/29, 1:58pm

Quad-core tablets form bulk of launches, smart watch teased

Archos has revealed what mobile devices it will be showing at IFA in Germany next week. A number of smartphones and tablets running on Android will be on display, including changes to its mobile phone line-up, and the company also teases a range of "Connected Objects," along with its own take on the smart watch concept.

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Archos boosts Elements line with Archos 80 xenon 3G tablet

05/16, 8:45pm

Wireless communication not carrier locked, accepts any SIM card

Android device developer linktextArchos has revealed the latest addition to the Elements range of tablets, the ARCHOS 80 xenon, a specially designed 8” tablet with built-in 3G and WiFi. This Google™ certified tablet features a powerful Qualcomm Quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz, Android™, 4.1 "Jelly Bean" on a clear IPS multi-touch screen.

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Archos reveals kitchen-oriented ChefPad Android 4.1 tablet

05/13, 3:43pm

Rubberized coating, assortment of cooking apps highlight new offering

Tablet and gadget manufacturer Archos has revealed the ChefPad, a tablet tailored for cooking enthusiasts. The Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device has a specific "chef apps" selection, providing users a curated selection of cooking apps ranging from recipes, cooking tips, cooking TV, and cooking assistant apps.

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Archos deploys line of contract-free Android smartphones

04/18, 4:53pm

Three new models available starting at $100 in May

Electronics manufacturer Archos has debuted a line of Google certified smartphones. The Archos 35 Carbon, 50 Platinum, and 53 Platinum are the first in a line of phones by the company, and are expected to be available in Europe by the end of May 2013. All devices have Google certification for access to Google Play, Dual-SIM slots, along with front and back cameras.

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Archos Gamepad Jelly Bean tablet ships in US for $179

03/21, 11:06pm

Seven-inch tablet with physical controls runs most Google Play games

Despite missing its promised February launching date, the Archos Gamepad is now available for purchase in the United States. The 7-inch Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device will run most Google Play games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.

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Archos reveals 13.3-inch Family Pad 2 Android tablet

03/04, 5:01am

Archos rolls out Family Pad 2, covers off family tablet niche

Archos has revealed its Family Pad 2, a 13.3-inch (1280x800) Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet that supports 720p resolutions natively. The device has been aimed at families to ‘gather around’ and enjoy viewing a video or sharing photos together. It incorporates an unspecified dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, though it boasts a quad-core Mali 400 MP4 GPU that should deliver strong gaming performance.

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Archos Gamepad to land in February, priced at $169

01/15, 7:01am

Archos Gamepad brings physical controls to Android gaming

The Archos Gamepad is set to launch in the US in February at the attractive price of just $169. We were impressed in our hands-on with the device at CES last week, finding it to be both powerful enough to run Android games with ease, as well as light and flexible with its configuration. The 7-inch device will run most Android games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.

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Hands on: Archos' FamilyPad tablet, Gen 10 convertibles

01/09, 1:50pm

Family-sized tablet lacks pixels, hopes to pack fun

Electronista is still here amid the backpacks and foot traffic at the Consumer Electronics Show, checking out the newest and most untouched in, well, consumer electronics. We stopped by Archos' booth yesterday to check out the Gamepad, and we also took a bit of time to go hands-on with their 13.3-inch FamilyPad, an oversized device whose name explicitly describes its purpose: it's for the family. Along with the FamilyPad, Archos had their keyboard-enabled Gen 10 devices on display, and we were pleasantly surprised by what we found there.

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CES hands-on: Archos' Gamepad, Family Pad, Gen 10 tablets

01/08, 10:31pm

Archos tackles Android from multiple angles, form factors

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show marches on and Electronista stopped by Archos' booth to check out the French company's newest offerings. Archos of late has been touting a number of Android devices with novel form factors, and we spent a bit of hands-on time with the Gamepad, Archos' dedicated gaming tablet.

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Archos GamePad combines Android gaming, physical controls

12/06, 5:38pm

GamePad packs full Android experience and joystick

Archos has announced the retail availability of its GamePad tablet, which combines an Android tablet experience with the physical inputs of a traditional portable gaming console. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device comes with full access to Google's Play Store and mobile services, and Archos has previously said that it would be compatible with more than 1,000 games on the Play Store out of the box, without the need for updates from developers. The Archos GamePad is now available for purchase in Europe for 150€, and it is scheduled for a North American release in the first quarter of 2013.

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Archos 80 Cobalt gets 1.6GHz, quad-core CPU, Android 4.0

10/31, 10:24am

Archos intros 80 Cobalt, but doesn't yet reveal pricing or ship dates

Archos on Wednesday revealed details on the 8-inch 80 Cobalt, the third of its Elements series tablets that also includes the 9.7-inch Carbon. The Android 4.0-powered device uses a 1.6GHz, quad-core CPU paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The capacitive touchscreen has 1,024x768 resolution, or exactly on par with Apple's new iPad mini.

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Archos GamePad to take on PS Vita with Google-certification

08/29, 7:21am

Archos GamePad aims to address gaming shortcomings of tablets

Archos has revealed its 7-inch GamePad, dedicated Android gaming tablet at IFA in Berlin. At first glance, the device resembles a larger Sony PS Vita and includes standard gaming controls including dual-analog joysticks. Importantly, the device also comes with Google-certification meaning that it is compatible with all the apps and games on the Google Play Store.

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Archos Gen10 XS line to sport keyboard, Android 4.0

08/22, 1:59pm

Android 4.1 update to arrive in Q4

Archos today unveiled its new Gen10 XS tablet line. The line consists of three slim Android tablets, all of which will ship running an unskinned version of Android 4.0. Devices in the Gen10 SX line will sport a novel form factor integrating a keyboard that also serves as a cover, dock, and stand for the tablet.

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Archos Family Pad undergoes testing at the FCC

08/15, 10:21am

Archos Family Pad Android tablet will have 13.3-inch touchscreen

Archos is apparently expanding its tablet lineup with a device called the Family Pad, which has just been spotted undergoing testing at the FCC. It follows up on the theme of the earlier Child Pad and the rumored Child Pad 2. Unlike those 7-inch tablets, however, this one aims to be much larger, perhaps to cater to family viewing and gaming.

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Archos G10xs appears on Facebook, launches in 3 weeks

08/02, 11:52am

Side-on promotional image gives little away

Android tablet maker Archos has posted a teaser for its upcoming G10xs tablet. A promotional image from the manufacturer has appeared on Facebook, though visitors can only see an angled side-on view that provides little information about the handheld. An accompanying message from the company reads "Archos Gen 10 is coming," and promises a launch announcement within three weeks.

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Archos launches Elements range of Android tablets with 97 Ca

07/05, 1:44pm

Archos launches entry-level Elements tablet range with $250 97 Carbon

Android-powered device maker Archos has just kicked off a new Elements series of tablets with the 97 Carbon. It uses Android 4.0 and uses a 9.7-inch, 1024x768 IPS touchscreen paired with a 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of storage space onboard, though a microSD memory card slot lets users expand that.

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Archos Child Pad 2 to feature capacitive screen

05/09, 7:10pm

Kid-oriented tablet otherwise similar

Earlier this year, Archos confirmed the release of its Child Pad, a child-oriented, seven-inch tablet that undercut Amazon's Kindle Fire by $70. The low price was possible due in part to the tablet's utilization of resistive touchscreen technology in its display. Now, an Archos product roadmap seems to confirm the existence of a new version, the Child Pad 2, implementing a capacitive touchscreen but still likely retailing at a low price.

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Archos reveals, details Arnova G3 tablets

04/30, 4:45pm

10.1-inch, 9.7-inch tablets to arrive at low pr

Archos has added two more models to its Arnova tablet line with the announcement of the Arnova 9b G3 and 10b G3. The two tablets will join the rest of Archos' low-cost Arnova line at an as yet unannounced date.

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Archos ships G9 ICS tablet with Android 4.0 preloaded

03/15, 3:55pm

10.1-inch still ships with Android 3.2

Last week, Archos began rolling out Android 4.0 upgrades to its 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablet customers. This week, the company has begun shipping the premium turbo version of the 8-inch model with Android ICS pre-loaded. The company has indicated on its storefront that the 10.1-inch turbo model will begin shipping in April.

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Archos details G10xs tablet with 7.6mm housing

03/14, 8:55pm

Elements tablets to bring range of sizes

Archos has detailed its 2012 tablet lineup, which includes several Elements tablets and the G10xs model that aims to compete with the iPad. The G10 features a 7.6mm-thick steel housing, shaving nearly 2mm from the iPad's thickness.

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Archos G9 tablets start getting Android 4.0 upgrade

03/08, 2:20pm

Archos G9 first to get sweeping Android 4 patches

Archos used Thursday to roll out Android 4.0 upgrades to its G9 tablets (PDF). All 80 G9 and 101 G9 models should start getting the new firmware over-the-air. Archos' implementation adds unique touches besides what Google brings to the platform, such as 1080p video and automatic subtitle downloads for many formats, 3D MKV videos, file manager and remote control apps, and USB Ethernet adapter support.

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Archos outs Child Pad, undercuts Amazon at $129

03/01, 2:10pm

Archos Child Pad tablet made official

Archos set a new floor for mainstream tablets Thursday by previewing the Child Pad. The seven-inch tablet is expected to cost just $129, $70 less than even the Kindle Fire, but would still promise Android 4.0. Its child focus comes through an OS design that's meant to safeguard younger users through a filter, provide an easy-to-follow visual theme, and child-oriented apps both for games and for education.

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Archos rolls $199 70b Android tablet

12/20, 1:20pm

Archos to bring first Android 3.2 tablet to CES

Archos has just unveiled its lowest-cost Android 3.2 tablet, the 70b. It gets a seven-inch, 1024x600 capacitive touchscreen and mostly keeps the cost down through a 1.2GHz, single-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. An HDMI output and SD memory card input together supplement the 8GB of built-in memory.

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Archos 35 Home Connect Android radio goes on sale

12/15, 3:10pm

Archos now selling 35 Home Connect radio for $150

The Archos 35 Home Connect Internet radio introduced mid-year has now gone on sale. The Android-powered device uses Wi-Fi to access Internet radio stations thanks to the included TuneIn Radio Pro app. There is also a built-in alarm clock, giving users the choice to wake up to nature sounds, an MP3 playlist, or a preselected radio station.

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Archos promises, Huawei delivers Android 4.0

12/12, 1:35pm

Huawei gives Android 4 to Honor, Archos teases

French tablet maker Archos has just announced that it will bring Android 4.0 to its existing G9 tablets. All will be upgraded to Android 4.0 during the first quarter of 2012, the company promised. The devices are powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with prices starting at 350 euros (about $460).

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Archos slips out 101 G9 Turbo tablet with 1.2GHz chip

12/01, 6:30pm

Flash also increased to 16GB

Archos has begun shipping a high performance version of its 10.1-inch Android tablet. The 101 G9 Turbo upgrades the dual-core TI OMAP4 processor from 1GHz to 1.2GHz. Also new is the storage, doubling to 16GB.

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NVIDIA chief: quad-core tablets to drop to $299 near spring

11/18, 9:50pm

NVIDIA expects Tegra 3 tablet prices to drop fast

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in a media conversation Friday anticipated that the price of quad-core tablets would drop around the spring. Tablets running the Tegra 3 chip would reach $299 within "a couple quarters," he said with Engadget and others in attendance. He didn't say who would reach the milestone or what components it would take.

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Archos quietly ships Arnova 9 G2 with iPad-sized display

11/17, 1:25pm

Archos ships 9.7-inch budget tablet with Android

Archos just added a fifth model to its Arnova tablet range with the Arnova 9 G2. It sports an iPad-like 9.7-inch, 1024x768-pixel IPS display with a five-point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen layer and runs on Android 2.3. Processing power comes courtesy of a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 single-core processor, and there is 8GB of storage onboard.

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Archos ships G9 tablets to US from September 20 in price war

09/15, 1:00pm

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 priced and dated for US

Archos commmitted itself to the US launch of its first truly native Android tablets on Thursday with release details for the 80 G9 and 101 G9. The unique eight-inch 80 G9 will be the first and ship September 20 for $299 with Android 3.2, making it one of the least expensive Android 3 tablets in the US. The entry version has a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor and a light 8GB of storage.

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Philadelphia Media Network, Archos detail subsidized tablets

09/12, 3:55pm

PMN and Archos to sell cheap tablets for service

Philadelphia Media Network outlined its previously hinted plans to offer subsdizied tablets. The project will see 5,000 of Archos' Arnova 10 G2 tablets made available with a heavy discount depending on the subscription. The cheap Android slate will cost as little as $99 if bought with a two-year contract subscription to the Daily News and Inquirer costing $10 a month; the price rises to $129 for those who only want to commit for one year but are willing to pay a more standard $13 a month.

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iPad owners happiest with their tablets, now 79% of users

07/29, 7:30pm

iPad tops Android in tablet recommendations

iPad owners are the most likely to recommend their tablets than any other, IHS discovered in a fresh study. Out of 10, Apple users gave their tablets a typical 8.8 rating, making them very likely to suggest an iPad. Unusually, ultra-cheap tablet maker Zenithink was second by the slimmest margin, while Samsung, Archos, and Motorola were near equal.

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Archos sets US prices for G9 Android tablets

07/18, 8:35am

Archos sets US prices for 9th-Gen tablet range

Archos has set its US prices the G9 series of Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) tablets. The two main model lines are distinguished primarily by their screen size, however, within both product lines users have an array of choices. The Archos 80 G9 line is comprised of 8-inch tablets, while the Archos 101 G9 line is comprised of 10-inch tablets. However, blistering processor speed is something common to both lines of the French made tablet.

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Archos puts AT0S2 tablet through FCC testing

07/11, 10:25am

Archos AT0S2 tablet spotted at FCC, no details

A new Archos tablet, the A70S2, has shown up at the FCC. Unfortunately, a confidentiality agreement is in place until August 19, so no specifics on the device are currently available. While it's not known whether the device will even sport the Android OS, it's more than likely.

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Archos unveils Android-based home phone, connected radio

06/23, 2:30pm

35 Smart Home Phone, 35 Home Connect

Alongside Archos' two new tablets introduced today, the company has also unveiled two new Android-based devices for the home: the 35 Smart Home Phone and 35 Home Connect radio. The home phone connects to standard landlines or ADSL boxes, but allows users to take advantage of Android features such as apps, MP3 ringtones, and photo display for caller ID. A front-facing camera also enables video calling to other Android handsets or computers.

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Archos leaps into Android 3.1 tablets with 9th-gen 80, 101

06/23, 1:55pm

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablets arrive

Archos took its turn at entering the full Android tablet category Thursday with the formal unveiling of its ninth-generation slates. The eight-inch and 10-inch 80 G9 and 101 G9 will both run Android 3.1 from the start and are unique in depending on spinning hard drives rather than flash. Either uses Seagate's Momentus Thin drives to fit as much as 250GB of storage.

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Archos makes Arnova 7 tablet official at just $99

06/22, 12:00pm

Bargain Android tablet has Wi-Fi, 4GB RAM

Archos has added another inexpensive Android tablet to its Arnova line. The Arnova 7 has the same seven inch, 800x480 touchscreen as the Archos 7c, but unlike the 7c it has 4 GB RAM and ships with Android 2.2 (Froyo). It supports video playback at up to 720p at 30 fps and most popular media formats, including .avi, .mp4, .flv, .mp3, and FLAC. The Arnova 7 has Wi-Fi b/g, a micro SDHC slot, and one USB port. The processor was not specified.

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Archos to unveil Gen 9 Android tablets on June 23

06/03, 1:40pm

Android 3.0 paired with spinning storage

Archos has announced that it will unveil its Generation 9 tablets on June 23, at a special event to take place at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. The France-based company recently teased the ninth-generation devices, which will be based on Android 3.0 with customizations for HDD storage. All of the Gen 9 tablets are said to be the first to utilize a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, besting the 1GHz offerings that currently dominate the field.

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