Archos 70b ( 8Gb ) Internet Tablet Unboxing & Review
Archos 70b ( 8Gb ) Internet Tablet Unboxing & Reviewthis is the archos tablet 70b internet tablet. link below to specs:
Archos 101 Android Internet Tablet Review by The Digital Digest
Archos 101 Android Internet Tablet Review by The Digital DigestFollow up review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kss5qz5UlBQ
8gb: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00422W5QO?ie=UTF8&tag=thedigdig-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00422W5QO 16gb: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00422TXZA?ie=UTF8&tag=thedigdig-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00422TXZA Today the Digital Digest takes a look at the Archos 101. This 10.1 inch Android tablet running 2.1 sports a 1024X600 capacitive screen and comes in two storage capacities (8/16GB). The unit in this review is the 8GB version. The two storage capacities are priced at 299.99 and 349.99 respectively. Much like the Archos 70, it features an ARM A8 Cortex CPU clocked at 1GHZ, 256MB of ram, front facing cam, kickstand and microsd card storage expandability (up to 32GB). Don't forget WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 support. The 101 seems to be yet another solid offering from Archos. Watch the video and decide for your self. Enjoy!
Video tutorial on how to install market: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDbDr_4iYqc
Get your 32GB microsd card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OA8T92?ie=UTF8&tag=thedigdig-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003OA8T92
Galaxy tab: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00480P67K?ie=UTF8&tag=thedigdig-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00480P67KPT7M19S
Archos 7 Home Tablet (8GB) for $149
Archos 7 Home Tablet (8GB) for $149$149, 7-inch, Archos Android Tablet, you can buy the successor of it (Arnova 7 G2) at https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0058DG51M/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=archosfcom-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=am1&creativeASIN=B0058DG51M&adid=03X238E5NK08D347R54X&
This is optimized for low power (up to 7 hours video playback on the battery), lower cost Android multimedia tablet features.
It is powered by a 600mhz Rockchip 2808 processor, does web browsing pretty well (for an ARM9 processor) and plays all video codecs at up to 720p video playback (at up to limited 2500kbit/s bitrates for 720p).
Archos is going to try to sell this device in all retail stores of the world at only $179 in the USA and 149€ in Europe (because European countries have more taxes they don't just convert Euro prices to US Dollar prices), it may quickly become a best-seller and I think it is a great very low-cost alternative to the iPad.
For advanced users that absolutely want the fastest OMAP3440 ARM Cortex A8 800mhz processor, there is the Archos 5 Internet Tablet available today below $249 at Radio Shack http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3843254 or you might want to wait another few months (I am speculating) for Archos to release the next generations of ARM Cortex A8 or ARM Cortex A9 based tablet devices (probably also for a bit more expensive than this Home Tablet series) at all different screen sizes (I speculate and the interviews around the web point to clues towards from 3" to 10" Android Tablets starting at $100...)
For now, this Archos 7 Home Tablet is being released this next month or by May already and at this amazingly low $179 price for the 2GB version with MicroSD card slot. There will also be a 8GB version and maybe larger capacities for slightly more expensive. It also has a mini-jack to composite video-output using the headphones jack and micro-USB to USB host features built-in. The built-in stereo speakers are very decent for movie watching and the 7" 800x480 resistive touch-screen is just very fine and does allow for fast text input.
Archos is still working on the Android software optimizations, it comes with special video player, audio player and file explorer applications by default. My guess is that the Google Marketplace could be hacked to work onto it by the open development community at http://forum.archosfans.com
Also, my expectation is that Google will release an Android 2.2 or so version which will provide the full Google Marketplace experience on all large screen Android Tablets and even on Android Laptop form factors and also to provide such for lower cost platforms than the latest ARM Cortex based ones. See my interview with Andy Rubin and Eric Schmidt about those speculations: http://armdevices.net/2010/02/22/i-interviewed-eric-schmidt-and-andy-rubin-at-mwc-off-camera-for-now-watch-eric-schmidts-keynote-video/PT8M35S