On the look out for an Android tab that can match the iPad in terms of size and functionality? We’ve got an unlikely competitor for you in the shape of the Archos 101 XS. No, stay with us on this… Read more
If you’re blessed with both children and an iPad, you’ll know the pain of watching them thumb all over your £400 tablet. If only there were something cheaper they could muck about with? Luckily, Archos has answered the call: meet the £99 Child Pad – a kid-friendly tab with Android 4.0 baked in. Read more
The Archos Smart Home Phone first announced last year has quietly slipped on sale in the UK. Not that we’d have expected a big bang: cordless DECT phones don’t really garner many headlines these days.
Still, with 8GB of storage, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2, a from facing camera and Wi-Fi, it’s a little bit more than your average home phone, as you can see in the video after the break. Do be aware though that this £130 handset and base station come without access to the Android Market, so you’ll just have to hack it on there yourself.
The Archos G9 family of super cheap Android tablets have done an impressive job of undercutting their rivals with Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” onboard. Now though, they’re set to get a big upgrade: the French gadget manufacturer says Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 is on the way. Get a first glimpse of ICS on a slate right here!
Several years ago, we broke the news that French portable media player peddler Archos was working on an Android smartphone. That never went on sale, but it has emerged in another form today: as a home phone running Google’s OS. Oh yeah, and there’s a mental web radio to go with it, that looks like a right Chumby basher.
We knew the Archos G9 Honeycomb tablets would have to be a little bit special to stand out, and from the first official details, we weren’t wrong. The Archos G9 80 and 101 slates will be the world’s cheapest Honeycomb tablets when they go on sale – and the first with mechanical hard drives too.
UPDATE: More images!
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through the working week. Time to celebrate, we think, and you can do just that by stopping what you’re doing and tucking into the lunchtime lowdown news roundup, with everything from the word on new consoles to tablets.
The French tech giant is breaking away from media players to unveil its third Android tablet in Paris next Thursday (with the UK event scheduled for June 28th), and the exciting news is it’s running Honeycomb.
All good, but what does it need to compete with the big boys? Well we can think of a few things…
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