Denver, CO (Vocus) November 12, 2010
Archos, one of the first manufacturers to offer Android tablets, is pleased to announce the addition of two new internet tablets to its Android-based product line.
The Archos 101 touch screen tablet is quite a handful of technology. With a large high-resolution 10.1’’ screen and less than half an inch thick, it offers internet access and HD multimedia that is completely customizable with the abundance of Android applications. For consumers who prefer a smaller package and a capacitive touch screen, the company has created the Archos 70, with a 7.0” screen and capabilities similar to the Archos 101 plus an optional 250GB storage capacity. Both touch screen tablets allow users to surf the web in full width just like on a PC, so no more fumbling around on scaled-down web pages with less than full functionality.
Both internet tablets also play all music, video, or photo formats, which can even be played via Wi-fi from a PC, reducing the need for storing them on the tablet itself, even though ample storage is available. The Archos 70 comes with 8GB or 250GB, while the Archos 101 offers 8GB or 16GB. Tethering, using a mobile phone’s internet capabilities, enables users to be connected to the internet from anywhere by simply plugging in a mobile phone equipped with 3.5 G & Bluetooth™ . No Bluetooth? Users can connect via the USB cable.
The Archos Android tablets become real game consoles when players use the device itself as a gamepad. The 3D open GL technology and the accelerometer provide a gaming experience like no other. Other popular features on these touch screen tablets include easy video chatting with friends and family, using the forward facing camera and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as playing out HD videos on a large screen TV with the HDMI out connection.
Archos provides other exclusive applications to amplify the digital experience of its customers. Both internet tablets feature music, video and photo applications, all developed by the company. These apps enrich the user experience with smooth browsing through the album covers and with widgets added to the home screen to give instant access and control to media.
The Archos Android tablets are competitively priced. The Archos 101 sells for just $299.99 for 8GB
and 349.99 for 16GB, while the Archos 70 sells for only $274.99 and $349.99 for 8GB and 250GB, respectively. The Archos 70 (8GB model) is available now through the official Archos store. The Archos 101 will be available the week of 11/8/10.
About ARCHOS: Archos released the first pocket-sized HD-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000 and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. It invented the portable media player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to portable media players. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ISIN Code FR0000182479. store.archos.com.