Posted by Charbax on August 31st, 2010
At IFA 2010, which I will film for you in HD quality, subscribe to my RSS feed of my other site http://ARMdevices.net, Archos will be demonstrating the whole new Generation 8 line of Android tablet devices.
At nearly 2 times faster performance using Texas Instruments new 45nm OMAP3630 processor at up to 1ghz, with new and improved electronics, faster and more RAM memory (probably, to be confirmed if up to 512MB RAM), 3D graphics and video bitrates playback support nearly 2 times faster and better, all the while, battery runtime is longer in a thinner and lighter design. Archos has added up to HD camcorders, hardware Android buttons for better UI navigation as well as fantastic built-in HDMI outputs and full sized USB host connectors.
Perhaps best of all, Archos Gen8 is super affordable:
Archos 28 : $99 for 4GB, 8GB version also available
Archos 32 : $149 for 8GB
Archos 43 : $199
Archos 70 : $279 for 16GB, 250GB version for $349
Archos 101 : $299 for 8GB, $349 for 16GB
28 is the basic QVGA 2.8″ model, comes with least amount of RAM, no cam, no Bluetooth and no composite video output. 32 adds a camcorder, Bluetooth and composite video output. 43 also ads HD camcorder, FWVGA screen resolution, HDMI output and even more RAM. 70 and 101 come with capacitive touch screens, front facing video-conferencing cameras and full sized USB host connectors and HDMI outputs.
So for much cheaper than what Apple provides to the market, Archos is providing much better performance, better features, better multimedia support, more choice to the consumer. Look forward to my full HD quality videos of these products to be published here from IFA in the days to come.
Questions to be answered by Archos hopefully soon:
- Is there going to be a 4.8″ or 5″ Android tablet version in this generation, and if yes when does it come and will it have a capacitive touch screen?
- Will Generation 7 Archos 5 Internet Tablet have a firmware upgrade to Android 2.2 after it has been provided to the upcoming Generation 8 players in the couple of months to come?
- Would Archos use a Pixel Qi screen on the Archos 101, at least as an option if that readable e-ink quality LCD screen becomes available in the months to come?
- Will Archos release 3G options for any or all of these Tablet sizes as least as an option and for what kind of premium? Could it be done for just $50 extra or less?
- Does full bitrates of all or most of MKV high profile movies found on BitTorrents on the Internet playback smoothly and perfectly on the LCD as well as on the HDMI output of these new players?
There are many more specs to be read on http://archos.com
Discuss this new generation in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewforum.php?f=63