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Archos 5 Internet Tablet Now Has The Android Market and Paid Apps

For some reason most Android internet tablets doesn’t come with the ability to access the market. This factor is the reason why most people shy away from buying them. To try an offset this, the maker of the tablet usually tries to install a lot of apps that they think will be useful to the user. Now there’s a work around for this on the Archos 5, you can install a hacked version of the Market and have access to mostly ever app.

Archos 7 Home Tablet available for pre-order at Amazon for $199.99

We're a little closer to getting this beautiful tablet in our hands. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Archos 7 tablet. You can place your order now for a very pocket friendly $199 for this 8GB model. The 2GB model is expected to be priced at $179. Amazon may be the first of many retailers to carry this device, now shipping date has been set but it’s expected to start at the end of this month.

ARCHOS reveals its two Android tablets

We discussed in the past the possibility of a second Archos Android Tablet, looks like the rumor has come true. Archos has just confirmed that there are plans for an Archos 7 and 8. But the Archos 8 will be a photo frame outfitted with Android.

Two Archos Android home-use tablets at CeBIT 2010

The Archos 7 look to a lock for this years CeBIT, but it might not show up alone. There has been an announcement of a second Android tablet by Archos. Both described as “good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home”.

Upcoming Android Tablets

With the lack luster release of the iPad the attention switches back to Android and what’s in the pipeline as far as Android tablets. There are a few nice ones releasing soon hopefully. First up is the new Archos 7 tablet. Here is a link to more specs on the Archos 7

Android 1.6 Donut finally hits Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Archos have again released the Android 1.6 Donut firmware update for their Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  This marks the second attempt for the company, who briefly released an update back in December 2009 before promptly yanking it over a "major issue" with the web browser. The update brings with it all of the non-cellular improvements we're used to seeing in Android 1.6: a new Quick Search feature and improved power management are likely the two biggest draws for Archos 5 owners.  However there's also improvements in media file support, a new version of the ThinkFree Mobile documents viewer, and better UPnP support over WiFi.  There's a full changelog here. [via Twitter]

Archos Phone Tablet upcoming Android smartphone/PMP hybrid

The Archos 5 PMP was undoubtedly the star of the French company's launch event yesterday, but they couldn't help but tease with another new device.  The Archos Phone Tablet is, as the name suggests, a PMP/cellphone hybrid; in this case, it runs Android on a 1GHz ARM Cortex CPU, with integrated 3.5G for voice and data access. According to the scant information Archos gave us, the Phone Tablet will have a smaller display than the Archos 5 - 4.3-inches versus 4.8-inches - but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480.  It will measure just 10mm thick, and we were also shown an image of the rear of the Phone Tablet that indicated a camera; there also appears to be a front-mounted camera, likely for video calls. We'd also expect to see a fair chunk of flash storage in there - the Archos 5 packs up to 64GB - for media use.  Archos have been close-lipped on when exactly we might expect to see the Phone Tablet arrive, but we'll not argue with another Android-based smartphone.

Archos launch 5 Android Internet Tablet: hands-on video & gallery

It's not all phones running Android; yesterday Archos announced their much-anticipated Android-based PMP, the touchscreen Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  Packing a 4.8-inch resistive touchscreen, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of flash storage or 160GB or 500GB of hard-drive based storage, the Archos 5 has a custom UI designed by the company to sit on top of Android. Both local and streaming network content is supported, and the Archos 5 also has the usual Android web browser for internet access.  Since the PMP lacks integrated 3G, Archos have made it straightforward to tether your cellphone via Bluetooth when there's no WiFi around; you can also use the Bluetooth to hook up a keyboard and mouse, while Archos also offer HDMI docks that will output 720p HD video (and browsing at 1,280 x 720 resolution) on your TV. An optional DVR Dock allows you to record TV or other video directly onto the Archos 5; pricing for the PMP itself ranges from $250 to $440.  For hands-on first-impressions of the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet check out our SlashGear post. [vms be180185cac7d243c5eb] [gallery]
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