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Nope, the Archos 70 wasn't the death of the good (or not so good) ol' Archos 7 Home Tablet, apparently. The manufacturer has just let revision 2 of the Archos 7 loose, and while it's still got a resistive touchscreen (ugh), its CPU has been upgraded to an 800 MHz Rockchip processor (the older model was powered by a 600 MHz chip), and it now comes with Android 2.1 (as opposed to Android 1.6 on the original).

Expansys will sell you the device for $194.99, though it's currently out of stock and is said to be shipping within 5-10 days. A decent price for a tablet of this size, even if its user experience will probably be a lot less decent.

Sources: Expansys, ArchosLounge via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
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  • Mad_mike

    The problem is, at it's price point, the 70 is what most people will go for, purely due to the capacitive touch screen, so even bumping the processor power, adding an accelerometer and now installing 2.1 will ultimately not make a huge difference

  • Adriam

    isn't the screen capacitive? and doesn't it ship with Froyo?
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/24/archos-70-and-101-internet-tablet-review/

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      No, that's the Archos 70, whereas this post is concerned with revision 2 of the Archos 7 Home Tablet. They're two entirely separate products (though I can see where the confusion arose).

      • Adriam

        hahaha there are so many I get confused. and I'm Adrian by the way, but it won't let me correct it :|

  • DrP

    I actually purchased one of these from bestbuy. I played with it until the battery ran out pressing with all my might and ultimately having to return my machine after getting a real finger workout because it was unable to take any charge with the wall charger or usb cord. I was told by the bestbuy worker that each machine sold there had been returned for the same reason. Please if u have any affinity for changing ROMs invest in the G tablet when you can find the sale price from Sears of 349....it rocks when modded....

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