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Archos Arnova 7 Android tablet coming for $99

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Archos Arnova 7 Android tablet coming for $99
Android tablets are getting cheaper, but this seems a bit crazy. Archos has announced the Arnova 7 tablet, which will retail for just $99. Of course, you'll be getting what you pay for with this tablet.

The Archose Arnova 7 will feature an 800x480 resolution 7" screen, 4 GB of storage, and Android 2.2. It is a barebones tablet with no cameras or GPS, but it will have a USB port and micro SD card slot. Unfortunately, there is no information available on the processor speed or amount of RAM, but we don't expect those to be too impressive. Although, Archos is promising the ability to playback 720p video and even playback for various codecs like avi, mkv, and mov files.

Archos Arnova 7 Android tablet coming for $99
Being a Froyo tablet, it will not have access to Google Apps including Maps, Gmail, and the Android Market. The Arnova 7 will come with AppsLib, which will give users access to a fair amount of apps, but it is quite limited compared to the official Android Market. Given that, games from bigger publishers and paid games may not be available, but the tablet does seem like it could be a good option for consumption as far as reading ebooks, watching movies and browsing the web.

In the end, it will be a tablet that will be as limited as you could expect given the price, but it could be a great option for kids or people looking for the bare minimum. $99 is hard to beat, but the way things are going, we wouldn't be surprised to see an even cheaper tablet soon enough.

source: Arnova via Android Authority

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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 21:20 2

1. smalltank (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 May 2011)


looks like it weighs 5pounds

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 06:12

3. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


I give xda developers a week to hack the thing and make it useful.

posted on 24 Jun 2011, 13:54

4. Doc_Idaho (unregistered)


Specs indicate a 12 oz weight....

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