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Archos 97 Carbon tablet now available in the US and the UK

The 9.7-inch mobile device features a single core ARM CPU, IPS screen and Google Play support

The French tech company Archos announced last month that it is adding a new tablet, called 97 Carbon, to its latest Element Series. According to a manufacturer, the portable device is now commercially available to customers in the US and the UK (directly through the Archos online store), and is priced at $249.99 and £229.99, respectively.

Just to jog your memory, the 97 Carbon model is powered by a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 central processing unit clocked at 1GHz and runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Moreover, the tablet comes equipped with a 9.7-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) multitouch-enabled display of 1024-by-768 pixels maximum supported resolution.

The maker claims, the slate PC also offers 1GB of internal RAM and 16GB of flash memory, expandable by up to an additional 32GB via the built-in micro SDHC card reader slot. Connectivity-wise, the 97 Carbon features a Wireless LAN module, one USB 2.0 port and an HDMI output.

Other specs reportedly include two built-in speakers, a 2.0MP rear-facing camera and a 0.3MP front-facing web camera for video conferencing, G-Sensor and up to 8 hours of battery life.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08- 1 (Update: 2012-08- 1)