Archos tablets with Android Ralf Jurrien : September 18th 2012 - 06:51 CET
Archos Gen10 XS Android tablets : Archos is pleased to announce the unveiling of its Gen10 XS tablet line. The Archos 101 XS, a 10.1-inch Android tablet that weighs only 21 ounces and measures 0.31 of an inch thin, will be the first of this new line of extra slim Archos tablets to debut mid-September followed by the release of the Archos 97 XS and Archos 80 XS. Archos continues to push the technological boundaries with the innovative Coverboard, a unique magnetic keyboard conceived for all Archos tablets. The entire Gen10 XS line is Google certified, features Android 4.0 and allows full access to Google Play featuring over 600,000 apps. The Archos tablets will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Q4 2012.
Archos tablets with magnetic Coverboard
The ultra-thin magnetic Coverboard included with all Gen10 tablets enables users to protect, stand and dock the tablet as well as type with a full-size Qwerty keyboard. The 0.2” thick protective cover is secured to the Archos tablets with magnets. To open, the Coverboard simply twists to separate and reveal the full keyboard and magnetic kickstand. The magnetically guided docking system enables perfect alignment on the keyboard, eliminating the need for clips or stands. The integrated magnetic kickstand holds the tablet to the Coverboard as one solid unit, allowing users to sit back and enjoy their music and movies comfortably. When docked the Coverboard is powered by the tablet providing hours of productivity. The Coverboard also has a DC in, so when it’s plugged into a power outlet the keyboard functions like a dock and charges the Archos tablets.
Archos tablets Gen10 XS features
The Archos Gen10 XS series come fully equipped with a chicklet-style Qwerty keyboard and a complete version of OfficeSuite Pro 6, a $ 14.99 price value. This critically acclaimed application allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well as open attachments and read PDF files. Combine that with a full Qwerty keyboard that also has intergrated Android shortcut keys for direct access to main tablet functions for the ultimate in productivity. Archos tablets Gen10 XS come with tailor-made Media Center apps for full HD video, complete codec and format support, jackets & meta-data for your music, videos and wireless sharing over your home network. In addition, each tablet features a Video Carousel for a video library experience like no other including automatic jacket download and an easy to use search tool for finding title, series, actor, subtitle or other information. Other media center functions include:
• Wireless streaming, home file sharing and read media from external storage
• Archos remote control app
Archos Android tablet accessories
The Archos Gen10 XS series has an assortment of designed accessories including a Speaker Dock, Docking Station and protective carrying Pouches:
• Archos Speaker Dock: The perfect musical companion for your Gen10 tablet easily combines a sleek design with remarkable sound and quick charging station.
• Archos Docking Station: An ingenious little product allows you to charge your tablet while providing a great viewing solution. It also includes USB ports and audio ports for easy connectivity to a hard drives and existing stereo system from your tablet.
• Archos Pouches: Provide protection and an easy carrying solution for tablet and Coverboard. They will be available in a large selection of colors and finishes.
Archos tablets price & availability
The first tablet in the Gen10 XS series to be released will be the Archos 101 XS. The 101 XS tablet, which is 15 percent thinner than the new iPad3, weighs only 21 ounces and measures 0.31 of an inch thin and will be in stores and online in North America starting in November with a suggested retail price of $ 399.99.