ARCHOS announced two new Android 3.1 tablets and that includes; the 80 G9 (8.0″ 1024*768 display) and the 101 G9 (10.1″ 1280*800 display) and it is powered by a CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
A 250 GB Hard Drive option and a 3G option can be added after you buy the tablet. The 101 G9 is listed for $399.99 for the 16GB model and $499.99 for the 250GB model. The 80 G9 lists for $329.99 for the 16GB model and $399.99 for the 250GB model.
You can choose between a flash model or one with a 250 GB hard Drive. The Hard Drive models are only 3.0 MM thicker and about 4 ounces heavier.
It supports Wi-Fi connectivity with the ability to add a 3G stick for access. It is standard looking 3G USB stick that you can also use with your Mac or Windows PC. What makes it really slick is that it is designed to slide right into a custom slot. When installed, you won’t even know it is there (except for the wireless access).
Ultra-Fast 1.5 GHz dual-core Processor
Racing ahead of the pack: Whist most current generation Android tablets are using a 1 GHz dual-core nVidia Tegra 2 Processor, ARCHOS decided to push their G9 tablets even further by loading them out with Texas Instruments OMAP4 dual-core processor at up to 1.5 GHz dual-core OMAP4 processor. With 50% more raw computational power, ARCHOS G9 tablets have the power needed for a great Android experience.
Multitasking with Honeycomb: By combining the power of the 1.5 GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor with Android 3.1 ‘Honeycomb’, multitasking has never been smoother on an ARCHOS. Switching between your open apps at the flick of a finger, with dozens of open web pages or flash videos, your ARCHOS G9 tablet has the power under the hood to handle it all with ease.
A faster web experience: With the 1.5 GHz OMAP4 processor the ARCHOS G9 tablet brings you a faster web experience, loading web pages faster than on the iPad 2 or nVidia Tegra2 powered tablets*. ARCHOS G9 tablets also include Adobe Flash 10.3 support for the full web experience.
3G Ready with ARCHOS’ patented 3G stick solution
Making 3G an option: Because you shouldn’t be forced to choose between a 3G and a Wifi tablet at purchase, ARCHOS have developed the ARCHOS G9 3G stick; a patented solution letting you add a 3G module to your ARCHOS G9 tablet whenever you feel like.
Standard PC 3G stick: Though designed with ARCHOS G9 tablets in mind, the 3G stick is fully compatible with any Mac or Windows PC. With a simple Plug and Surf interface thanks to the onboard drivers, you can share your 3G stick between your devices using just one data plan.
Designed to fit perfectly into G9 tablets: The 3G stick has been specially designed to fit perfectly into the back of any G9 tablet. Just remove the cover and slide in the stick. With no protrusions once it’s inserted, it’s immediately detected by your tablet, unleashing the full portability of your ARCHOS G9 Tablet.
Affordable 3G Module, affordable 3G data plans: Whilst most other tablets average a 120€ upgrade to a 3G model and only at purchase, ARCHOS is bringing you the G9 3G stick for just 49€ as well as the choice to add it to your G9 tablet later should how you use your tablet change. Accepting any standard SIM Card, the ARCHOS G9 3G stick comes with the optional ARCHOS Connect SIM card*, bringing you affordable pay-as-you-go and subscription data plans for your connected devices, and letting you add more credit straight from your G9 tablet or Laptop.
Flash and Hard-drive models up to 250 GB
Storage knowhow: ARCHOS have taken their 10 years of experience with hard drive multimedia players and combined it with their Android know-how to bring you G9 Tablets with up to 250 GB of storage. And ARCHOS are the only manufacturers able to do it.
Flash for portability: ARCHOS’ G9 tablets with hard drive storage are only 3 MM thicker than their flash counterparts. And with the flash version weighing only 450g your tablet truly is portable.
Enough space for full HD: With a film in full HD 1080p weighing in at 8GB, the 250GB ARCHOS G9 tablets give you enough space to store over 40 hours of films in full HD.
Powered by Android 3.1 ‘Honeycomb’
Specially designed for tablets: Android 3.1 ‘Honeycomb’ is specially designed and optimized for tablets, giving a full web experience for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications. With Adobe Flash 10.3 support for the true web experience and the constantly growing number of apps in Android Market, ARCHOS G9 tablets are your versatile tool for your connected life.
Android Market: ARCHOS G9 tablets will include access to Android Market. With over 200 thousand applications available to download, whether you’re after games, news, tools or widgets to personalize your Honeycomb experience, there are plenty of apps to make your ARCHOS G9 tablet your own.
Google’s suite of applications: ARCHOS G9 tablets come with Google’s suite of mobile applications including Google Talk with video chat, Gmail, Youtube, Google Maps with Street View and Navigation (beta) and Google Calendar.
Preinstalled apps to get you started: To help you get started ARCHOS preinstalls some of the best and most useful Android applications onto G9 tablets. Picsel Office Suite lets you turn your G9 tablet into a tool for work, Brief Me brings all your facebook, twitter and news feeds all in one place with a home screen widget and Evernote is the perfect aid to daily life with cloud note taking. Not forgetting Angry Birds from Rovio to let you game on your G9 tablet immediately once you take it out of the box. And, of course, you can download thousands more games and apps from Android Market.
ARCHOS multimedia apps
Full HD video with all codecs and formats: To get the best multimedia experience on your tablet ARCHOS have replaced the standard Android multimedia apps with the ARCHOS multimedia app suite: 12 years of multimedia experience distilled into Video, Music and Photo apps. Able to decode Full HD (H264 HP, 1080p) videos and with massive codec, format and subtitle support – the days of converting video is over.
Stream over your home Wi-Fi Network: Streaming media from your PC or Mac is included as standard in the ARCHOS multimedia apps. Using UPnP and Samba protocols, streaming or downloading music and video from your computer to your ARCHOS G9 tablet is easy and available directly within the ARCHOS multimedia apps.
Metadata fetching: ARCHOS multimedia apps give you the option to browse your music and videos either directly in your folder structure (if you’re organized) or from the automatically organized multimedia libraries. With film and TV series metadata automatically downloaded, even your video files are automatically organized by title, actor, director, year, season, episode.
Android on TV (HDMI out): Thanks to the mini-HDMI port on the ARCHOS G9 tablets you can quickly and easily plug your G9 tablet into your HDTV. With full screen mirroring, you can take your Android experience to the big screen to share with friends or family. Or simply use your ARCHOS G9 tablet as an HD media player; combined with the ARCHOS remote control app for Android, you can control your ARCHOS G9 tablet from your Android telephone.
- 8.0″: 1024*768 Pixels
- 10.1″: 1280*800 Pixels
- Android 3.1 Honeycomb
- ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz
- 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
- Flash Memory: 16 GB + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
- HDD memory: 250 GB
- MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
- MPEG-4 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
- H.264 HD ([email protected], up to 1080p@30 fps and 1080i/720p@60 fps)
With optional plug-in:
- Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
- With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, WMV
- WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
- AAC, AAC+ 5.13
- OGG Vorbis
- With optional software plug-in: AC3 5.1
- JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
- .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported
- 720p front camera with 720p encoding
- USB slave: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
- USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (Micro USB/USB Host cable sold separately)
- microSD (SDHC compatible)
- HDMI output (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
- Built-in GPS
- Built-in speakers
- Built-in kick stand
- Built-in Microphone
- Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
- External: Power adapter/charger
Dimensions and Weight
- ARCHOS 80 G9 Flash series: 226*155.3*11.7 MM – 465 Grams
- ARCHOS 80 G9 Hard Drive series: 226*155.3*14.7 MM – 599 Grams
- ARCHOS 101 G9 Flash series: 276*167.3*12.6 MM – 649 Grams
- ARCHOS 101 G9 Hard Drive series: 276*167.3*15.6 MM – 755 Grams
- Music playback time: up to 36 hours
- Video playback time: up to 7 hours
- Internet navigation time: up to 10 hours
- Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the Wi-Fi connection is activated
- Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com
Minimum system requirements
- Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP or higher
- Mac OS. X with Android Transfer Files application (not included)
- Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
- USB 2.0 interface