Archos Android Tablet To Launch September 15

Archos may have underdelivered with internet tablets in the past, but since that was mostly due to half-baked UI, we'll allow ourselves to get excited about an Android-based Archos tablet—especially one with specs like these.

Depending on your adherence to the nebulous categorisation of tiny computers, the impending Archos tablet (which will be announced September 15, according to Pocketables) may actually qualify as a MID rather than a tablet: It'll have a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen capable of 720p playback (with HDMI output), 3.5G mobile internet, and up to 500GB HDD. We're hoping the touchscreen'll be capacitive rather than resistive like Archos's last MIDs.

And, because everybody has to have one, Archos has launched AppsLib, essentially a Android app sub-store for devices larger than smartphones (tablets, MIDs, netbooks, whatever). We'll see if others embrace Android for larger devices, especially with the Google Chrome OS looming on the horizon, but it's a nice idea that a certain other company beginning with the letter A may use for a certain rumoured tablet and a certain app store. [I4U]

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