Information 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.