Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Archos will feature 7-inch tablet with 250GB of on-board storage at CES

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January

What was the prediction for CES? Fifty new tablet computers? Well, we're on number two already and the show hasn't even started.

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Archos, already in the Android tablet market with their 10.1-inch, 101 (Ten One) tablet and several others, has announced immediate availability of their 7-inch tablet with 250GB of on-board storage. The Archos 70 (Seven O) features an over-molded PVD stainless steel-structured design. It has a high-res capacitive touch screen, a 1 GHz processor and high speed WiFi. With dimensions at 7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch and a weight of 14 oz, Archos claims it to be the slimmest and lightest on the market. It's available for $349.99 MSRP now at ARCHOS.com. Here are some more specs:

Archos 70

  • Storage capacity to store up to 250 movies
  • Full multimedia experience, with 720p HD video playback
  • Built-in web cam for chatting with friends and family
  • With the HDMI output function, you can view the full Android interface on your TV in High Definition, including all the apps, not only video playback like other tablets on the market
  • Play 3D games from your TV and use your tablet as the steering-wheel/control
  • Unique Android Multimedia applications designed by ARCHOS such as:

               •    Movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog
               •    3D animated photo frame with ability to display pictures from Facebook, Flickr and Picassa directly through WiFi
               •    Music cover carrousel allows quick browsing of your music album covers

  • A lot of applications with Appslib to fit your lifestyle including games, books, music, social media, recipes, news and sports

It appears a Droid Army is being assembled to do battle with Apple. Steve Jobs has publicly stated that 7-inch tablets don't make sense. Apparently Archos and other manufacturers don't agree. This is going to get really interesting.

Do you think Apple should make a 7-inch iPad?

[Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 10:13am]

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