Archos Generation 9 Tablets Announced

archos gen9 Archos Generation 9 Tablets AnnouncedInformation about the next generation of Archos Internet tablets, based on the official Archos 2010 Annual Results PDF (page 18), appeared on several sites. Unfortunately, this is somewhat off-topic for Anythingbutipod. Archos seems to discontinue truly pocketable sizes of their Android tablet lineup: no more 2.3″, 3.2″, or 4.3″ screens as in the current Gen8 devices, the smallest Gen9 is obviously going to be a rather large 5″. Too bad about them abandoning the ‘micro-tablet/PMP’ market, I’m sure they have their (financial) reasons for that.

Some preliminary Gen9 specs:

  • Six tablet sizes, ranging from 5″ to 10″
  • Flash memory and HDD versions
  • Plastic-overmolded stainless steel housing
  • ARM Cortex-A9 dual core @ 1.6Ghz
  • 3G modem

Above specs appear to be rather solid. Others are rumors and speculation as of now – such as Gen9 devices having capacitive touchscreens, running on Android 3.0, available NAND/HDD memory sizes, and so on. We sure will find out more ASAP – at least before June 2011, when the new tablets are going to be released.

Thanks to deadohiosky for the tip. Via Bestofmicro, ARMdevices, Liliputing.


Joseph on March 20, 2011 8:35 PM

Why cancel the 4.3″ device when it’s been hard to keep it in stock?

Noigel on March 20, 2011 9:21 PM

I purchased an Archos 70IT (250 GB HDD) and the hard drive failed (wouldn’t be recognized) after 4 days. RMAed it, waited a month for a brand new one, got it and it did the exact same thing after 2 hours. Do I just have really bad luck or is Archos shipping a faulty product? Really a shame because I loved my previous purchases from them… anyone else have HDD-related failures with the Gen 8s?

Yazad on March 21, 2011 6:15 AM

Wow dual core 1.6Ghz processors!!!Stainless steel!!! Way to go Archos! :)

LHawke on March 21, 2011 6:23 AM

Looks like they are aiming for June 2011. Can only hope. Broke my A70 8gb screen. Figured i’d wait to get a replacement. Processor looks nice. Just hope they improve the screen even a little, rear camera, and those software buttons.

Allen Schmidt on March 21, 2011 2:36 PM

Oh man, great to see some real materials in the Archos lineup. I cant stand plastic crap anymore.

BobC on June 11, 2011 1:45 PM

Bad choice discontinuing those pocket tablets, the only thing that kept them from ipod killers were their resistive screens.

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