Archos 70 Android Tablet Now Available

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The recently announced Archos 70 tablet with a 7-inch display and Android OS is now available for purchase.

The Archos 70 runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with access to AppsLib store offering free and paid apps, and features the ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor and 3D OpenGL ES 2.0-compatible graphics for 3D gaming on the tablet. The device supports 720p HD video playback and also has a front-facing VGA web camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 8GB of Flash storage. Archos is also expected to release a version with a 250GB hard drive.

The 7″ screen on the Archos 70 is capacitive multi-touch with a resolution of 800×480 pixels.

There are also stereo speakers, a mic, G-sensor, HDMI output, USB 2.0 and USB Host ports, and a Micro SD card reader.

According to Archos, the tablet’s battery provides up to 10 hours of web surfing on a single charge or 7 hours of video playback, while music playback will drain the battery after 36 hours.

The Archos 70 has an overmoulded stainless steel structure and is 0.43-inch thin. The Flash model weighs 0.69 pounds.

The tablet is priced at $274 on the Archos website.

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