Archos is making some big announcements today, but none can be bigger than its announcement of two new Honeycomb tablets, the ARCHOS 80 G9 and the ARCHOS 101 G9. The 80 G9 will have an 8″ screen with a resolution of 1024×768 and the 101 G9 will have a 10.1″ screen with a resolution of 1280×800. Other than that the specs will be mostly the same, including:
- Android 3.1 Honeycomb
- 1.5 GHz dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4
- 16 GB of internal memory, or a 250 GB Seagate HDD
- 720p front-facing camera
- HDMI output
Besides the fact that these specs smoke anything else in the water right now, there is an even bigger bombshell to drop: the price. The 101 G9 will cost $349 and the 80 G9 will cost, get this, just $279. That is definitely the cheapest Honeycomb tablet to date, and may just be the cheapest they get this year. Also consider the fact that the OMAP4 processor is supposedly 50% more powerful than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. Then there will be an area to plugin a 3G adapter for use on-the-go (although pricing hasn’t been finalized yet). What else is left to be desired?
We’ll have to have this in our hands to actually believe it, but just the sound alone gets us excited. One other thing to figure out is the actual RAM (which could be anywhere from 512MB to 1GB), which wasn’t mentioned.
We still have plenty of time to wait. The tablets aren’t expected to be released until September, but we wish they were here right now. Is anyone else excited for these to arrive? Or do you have some bad experience with Archos that is leaving you skeptical?
[via Android and Me]