Archos G9 Android Honeycomb tablets launch September from 299

first_imgIf the initial assortment of Android Honeycomb tablets like the Xoom, Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Iconia Tab left you impressed, but still leery to part with quite so much of your hard-earned cash, relief is just around the corner. Archos is nearly ready to unleash its G9 tablets, and the price points are looking very competitive — starting at just $299.Archos will be shipping two models, the 80 (an 8-inch with 1024×768 resolution) and the 101 (a 10.1-inch with 1280×800 resolution). The 80 will ship with a relatively scant 8GB of internal storage and go for $299 while the 101 is $70 more and will include 16GB in its base configuration. Both slates feature dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processors running from 1.0 to 1.5GHz, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, HDMI output, a front-facing 720P-capable camera, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Both models also include an accelerometer, compass, GPS, and vibration motor for haptic response.While the limited amount of storage might be offputting to some, don’t forget that Archos will offer capacities up to 250GB in the G9 series (using Seagate’s 7MM Momentus Thin hard drives). The lack of an internal 3G radio might get you down, but Archos has that covered, too: the Archos G9 3G stick lets you bolt on cellular access.Another important inclusion with these latest Archos tablets is that the company is offering full-on access to the Android Market, something which was lacking with its previous offerings.The G9 80 and 101 have been posted to the Archos website, and they’ll start shipping some time in September.More at Engadget and Archoslast_img read more