Sure, it's no Galaxy Tab, but the Archos 32, which just began shipping today, does offer some bang for your buck.
With specs like:
- a 3.2 inch 400x240 resistive touchscreen
- an 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- BlueTooth 2.1 + EDR
- a G-sensor
it's not exactly at the top of the Android tablet heap (or even the Archos tablet heap), but for $149.99, what more could you ask? Other than, of course, a name change (seriously, how does a 3.2-inch device qualify as a "tablet" rather than a "portable media player?") and an operating system that isn't FroYo. Read More
While the current state of Android tablets is measly to say the least, it looks like that may be changing soon enough, with the Galaxy Tab that we will (hopefully) see announced in 3 days at IFA 2010, the recently announced ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Froyo tablet, and now five new Archos tablets.
Admittedly, the Archos name didn't exactly excite us (this is, after all, the same company that made the resistive touchscreen-impaired, buttonless, Android 1.6-laden, Archos 5 Internet tablet) but after a closer look at what they've got to offer, we think the manufacturer might be onto something here.
With the tagline "How do you tablet?" Archos has just introduced:
Archos 28 is a $99.99, 2.8-inch, 320x240 resistive touch machine, which is set to launch by the end of September (also comes with 4GB of storage and an 600MHz Cortex A8 processor). Read More