ARCHOS 70b Internet Tablet, First Honeycomb Tablet for $199 Available in January

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21 Dec, 2011 4:30 am

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ARCHOS has been busy recently, prepping their 101 G9 tablet for Ice Cream Sandwich. But they’re not leaving Honeycomb users in the lurch. Come January, interested buyers can get the Archos 70b Internet Tablet, a Honeycomb tablet priced only $199.

You may be thinking, “Big deal, there are plenty of choices for $199 tablets now.” But the key difference here is that the ARCHOS 70b is a Honeycomb tablet, whereas all of the other $199 tablets like the NOOK Tablet, Kindle Fire, and IdeaPad A1 are Gingerbread-based. As you probably know, Honeycomb is a tablet-optimized Android OS, so it’s more suited for larger screens. It also has better multitasking. And a lot of Ice Cream Sandwich is similar to Honeycomb, so it’s like a stepping stone to a future Android 4.0 device.

For $199 you get:

  • 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM
  • 7-inch capacitive screen with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 8 GB internal memory, expandable via microSD slot
  • support for Android Market and Google Apps
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Overall, even though the specs aren’t top-end, this is a pretty decent Android tablet for $199. If you prefer a more stock Android experience instead of the customized versions from something like a Kindle Fire or NOOK Tablet, the ARCHOS 70b would be worth checking out.

Via Android Central

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