Archos 7, Archos 8 Android home tablets launched

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:51 by Tech Correspondent

After the Archos 5 Android tablet, Archos now added two more tablets, the Archos 7 and 8 Android home tablets to its Android tablet line-up.
The two Android tablets are designed to be the hub of a home. They can be connected to a home network, local and remote.

The tablets offer some of the features and specifications of the Archos 5 Android internet tablet plus special features suited for home use.

Here are the main specifications of the Archos 7 and Archos 8 Android tablets.

Archos 7 Android home tablet specifications

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Archos 7 home tablet photo

Photo: Archos 7 home tablet

The Archos 7 Android has a 7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, with a retractable virtual keyboard. It is only 12 mm thick and weighs around 350 gms.

The Archos 7 Android home tablet is powered by a 600 MHz ARM 9 chip. It offers WiFI, USB, internal memory of 2GB or GB and microSD slot for external memory, but no Bluetooth or GPS.

The home tablet offers up to 8 hours of video playback time and up to 44 hours of music playback from a full battery charge.

The Archos 7 Android home tablet 2GB version will ship, in April 2010, at a price of over $200 in Europe, while the 8GB version will be available at a price of $240.

Archos 8 Android home tablet specifications

Archos 8 Android home tablet photo

Photo: Archos 8 Android home tablet

The Archos Android 8 home tablet has an 8-inch display screen and doubles as a digital photo frame. It is 12 mm thick and weighs 40 gms.

Users can use its digital photo application to upload and view photos. It offers social networking updates, video viewing, web searches and apps, such as weather, cooking recipe app, family calendar, email and business directories.

It offers 8GB storage and will go on sale in May 2010.

The company has said that it will launched a complete range of Android internet tablets, with screen sizes between 3 to 10 inches, in the summer of 2010.

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