ARCHOS 70b brings Honeycomb goodness for a mere $199 starting in January

ARCHOS 70b brings Honeycomb goodness for a mere $199 starting in January
It’s almost amazing to see the evolution of tablets, since pricing has swiftly changed our perception of what’s considered to be the golden price. This year alone, we’ve seen a strong push with devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet making it oh-so affordable to own a decent Android based tablet. Well, Archos is no stranger when it comes to making tablets of its own, but their latest one might give the competition a good run for its money.

Essentially an enhanced version of the Archos 70 IT Gen 8, the company just announced the Archos 70b internet tablet that’s being billed by them as the first Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet under $200 – well, it’s actually $199. For the money, its hardware specs seems reasonable enough to appease basic users with its higher resolution 7” 1024 x 600 capacitive display, 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, 3D Graphics accelerator, microSD card slot, and HDMI output.

Obviously, the benchmark for the sub-$200 tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one will be accepted by people. Thankfully, it’ll have the benefit of having full access to the Android Market, making its app ecosystem very diverse right from the start. For $199, there’s no arguing it’ll attract budget conscious consumers, but don’t expect to pick this one up before Christmas – rather, this Honeycomb flavored tablet will become available starting in January.

source: Archos


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70b Internet Tablet
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC

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6 Comments

1. MOTOROLA_is_Cool

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 30, 2011

I wander If there would Be an Android 4.0 Port To This Tablet,If there is I'll get This Tablet in January

2. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

When is ipad mini coming out???

3. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

When 7-8" Android tablets eat away a significant portion of Apple's market share, they'll admit that one size no longer fits all.

4. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

well said

5. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

who care about iwhore i mean ibore! android tabs are so much superior!

6. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Very bold statement, Android tablets may have excellent specs, but the user experience is still inferior to iOS tablets, and that is what counts.

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