The Archos GamePad launched for those in the US back in March and it looks like the follow-up device is already in the works. The device is called the Archos GamePad 2 and currently sporting a model number of A70GP2. We have yet to hear anything direct from Archos, but judging from the FCC filing where the GamePad 2 was discovered — it looks like it may be several months before anything official is announced.
The filing is light on the details, however it does have a confidentiality request letter. Said letter was dated for August 2nd and with a confidentiality request of 180 days. This request applies to the user manual as well as the external and internal images, which are basically the parts that would reveal something interesting.
That being said, the label location portion of the filing did offer a look at the backside of the GamePad. Sadly though, there wasn’t much we can see from that image (sitting above) aside from a curved backing and trigger buttons sitting up top. Digging a bit deeper into the filing there were some basics though.
For example, there was mention of single-band WiFi. Specifically, 802.11 b/g/n. There was also mention of Bluetooth, something that was missing from the original GamePad. Otherwise, as a refresher, the original Archos GamePad has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Finally, while this filing does have a six month confidentiality request, we do have to remember that Archos could surprise us with something sooner. After all, just last week we learned they were planning to make quite a few announcements during IFA and as many will realize, that takes place in early September.