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More information on Archos’ new Arnova 7 tablet emerge

The 7-inch Android Tablet PC gets detailed, will be priced at just $99

French consumer electronics manufacturer, Archos, has provided all anxiously waiting potential customers with a little bit more information on the company’s upcoming Arnova 7 slate tablet.

This 7-inch device without a physical keyboard was spotted a week ago on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website but only a few details were available back then. The new Arnova system now has a dedicated product page; however, CPU and internal RAM specifics are not revealed.


Apparently, the French PC maker has decided to equip this Tablet with a 16 million colors TFT LCD display (7-inch) that has a maximum supported resolution of 800-by-480 pixels. Furthermore, the touch-screen panel offers a virtual keyboard input and is reportedly capable of reproducing up to 720p 30fps video content.

The Arnova 7 comes with 4GB of storage capacity in the form of flash memory, which is expandable via the built-in micro SDHC slot.

Users can keep in touch with friends and colleagues thanks to the integrated Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g module. In addition, apart from the aforementioned memory card reader, customers can take advantage of two USB 2.0 ports (slave and host), built-in speaker and microphone. There is no information as to whether or not this device also ships with a front web camera, hence video conferencing might not be possible.

Other specs and pricing

The latest Arnova 7 Tablet PC will feature a pre-installed copy of Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. According to the product page, it will also be compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac or Linux OS. Reportedly, the unit measures 193.3mm x 120mm x 12.6mm (7.6-in x 4.7-in x 0.5-in) and weighs 340g with the integrated Lithium Polymer battery.

Unfortunately, there is still no word on availability yet, but it is known that the Arnova 7 will have an exciting starting price of US $99.

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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-06-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)