Archos is putting a lot of faith into Android, as we’ve seen from plenty of their “tablets” (better known as Mobile Internet Devices, perhaps). So, when we finally see the Archos 32 make its way to pre-order status (after just being unveiled, in the Gen8 category of devices, mind you), with its 3.2-inch touchscreen and Android goodness, we find ourselves at a strange middlepoint. To get excited, or to not get excited, that is the question.
It makes it worse when we can’t actually see what it looks like, either. That’s the truth. But, from what we can gather about its other details, it’s not as bad as it could be. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and probably the most noteworthy part of it is the Android 2.1 version of Android. It does have 802.11n WiFi integrated, and Bluetooth connectivity, so that’s pretty interesting. It does have a microphone and camera, and tucked away inside is the 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.
So, considering that Android 2.1 OS can be upgraded to Android 2.2 (no dates, of course), and with the processor tucked away in there, is the Archos 32 something you might be interested in? It has 8GB of onboard storage, mind you. And for only $147.00, it may not be that bad of a deal, after all. Who’s pre-ordering?