Updated Arnova 7 and 10 tablets released by Arnova
An FCC filing earlier this month hinted that Archos was planning on refreshing their budget-friendly Arnova tablets, and we now have official confirmation. Announced earlier this year, the Arnova 7 and 10 tablets are some of the cheapest tablets available on the market, but Archos seems to have decided that it’s time to change things up.
Starting things off, the Arnova 7 G2 tablet now comes with an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor, Android Gingerbread 2.3, but still has the same 7” LCD and 800x480 pixel resolution. Archos, which started off as a media player manufacturer, has always stocked their devices with a variety of codecs and the 7 G2 is no different, as it can play .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov and .flv codecs. Unfortunately, you’ll be hard pressed to find room for your videos as the device comes with only 4GB or 8GB of Flash storage (although there is room for upgrades via the micro SDHC slot).
In addition, Archos has also announced the new Arnova 7c G2 tablet which is similar to the 7 G2 but tacks on a 3G module. However, the differences don’t finish there, as the 7c comes with a Qualcomm MSM7277 processor, lacks the same media capabilities and only comes with 4GB of Flash storage and no expansion slot.
Rounding things off is the largest tablet unveiled by Archos, the Arnova 10 G2. Coming in at 10” and with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels the device features the same exact specs and media capabilities as the 7 G2 but with a larger display.
Archos and its Arnova tablets have been widely known as media devices primarily, and the new tablets definitely deliver in that area. Unfortunately, the company has yet to announce any pricing or release info but we hope something official pops up in the coming weeks.