ARCHOS Gen 9 Tablet PC: High Specs – Launch Date June?

The tablet PC market is heating up and there are plenty of different models of all different levels of spec and price. Back in 2010 the Apple iPad took the dead tablet PC market and turned it into a profitable one. Now we have seen more than 50 tablets released at different events such as CES and MWC 2011.

The success shown by Apple has of course prompted the other manufacturers to jump on the bandwagon and release their own versions. There’s also been a device that we have talked about previously in another report called the ARCHOS Gen 9 and it certainly has some high specs and we are hearing that it has been given a launch date.

Over at Engadget their author Michael Gorman has added an article that talks about some of those high specs including the dual-core chip from ARM that runs at 1.6GHz, either a 250GB hard drive or a 32GB SSD and he also mentions a patent pending ‘disruptive 3G modem’.

This all sounds pretty interesting and we have also heard from JournalDuGeek that the device will also launch with Android Honeycomb 3.0 installed. ARCHOS are famed for their budget prices and this guy is set for a €400 price tag which equates to around $566 with a launch date of June.

What do you think of the device so far? Will you be thinking about getting one of these tablets from ARCHOS? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • realthor

    Looks very promising. For a market aimed mainly at entertainment "couch" activities, it really makes little sense to spend more than €500 on a 10" device. Games should play smoothly and HD video and you pretty much covered it all.Bring it on Archos with an aluminium case and I'll consider it.