Remember the 1.5GHz powerhouse G9 tablets that were officially announced last week by ARCHOS? Yeah, the ones with staggering release dates ranging from September 20th to sometime in October. Need a refresher? Okay - here's the quick and dirty edition:
- ARCHOS 80 G9 8GB: 1GHz Processor, 8-inch display, Honeycomb 3.2; available September 20 from ARCHOS.com and September 30th from other online retailers.
- ARCHOS 80 G9 16/250GB and ARCHOS 101 G9 16/250GB: 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4, Honeycomb 3.2; available sometime in October.
While the former of the two is now on sale as planned, there has been somewhat of a delay with the latter. According to ARCHOS' Facebook page, "there have been some delays" with TI's OMAP 4 processor. In turn, there have been some delays with all of the 1.5GHz variants of the G9 tablets as well.
What ARCHOS decided to do, however, is release yet another version of this tablet, this time with the Turbo suffix tacked on to the end. The ARCHOS 80 and 101 G9 Turbos will have a 1.2GHz processor, though it's not confirmed whether or not this will be a TI chip as well. All other hardware specs of the devices are expected to be the same as the 1.5GHz variants, which includes both 16GB and 250GB storage options.
Oh, what about the 1.5GHz version, you ask? Those should be coming out sometime next year, or so they say. If they actually make it to the market, they're expected to replace the 1.2GHz version, but carry on the Turbo name.
What a mess.