Archos unveils the Arnova 8b G2 tablet

The slate will supposedly offer an Android Gingerbread OS and an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen

The French manufacturer Archos has reportedly introduced a new tablet to its G2 Series, called Arnova 8b G2 that will soon hit the stores. It also seems that this model bears a certain resemblance to the already existing 8 G2 slate.

Weighing approximately 500grams (1.1lbs), the new Arnova tablet is driven by an ARM Cortex A8 central processing unit which incorporates one core with a clock frequency of 1GHz.  In addition, the device sports a capacitive multitouch-enabled 4:3 display that measures 8-inch in diagonal and has a maximum supported resolution of 800-by-600 pixels.

The product’s specifications sheet indicates that the 12mm (about 0.47-inch) thick 8b G2 comes with 512MB operating memory and 4-to 8GB of storage capacity which users can expand up to 32GB by using the integrated micro-SD/SDHC card reader slot. Other features include a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g adapter, a micro-USB 2.0 port, built-in microphone and speaker, and a front-facing web camera for video calls. Also, there is a separately sold USB Host cable that can be utilized to connect external 3G USB stick, keyboard and more.

The Arnova 8b G2 will be available with a Gingerbread operating system at launch but the maker will reportedly be updating the OS to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.

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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)