Today, ARCHOS unveiled their line of G9 tablets, which will be available this September in two sizes; 8-inch (80) and 10.1-inch (101).  Both ship with Android 3.0, an OMAP 4 processor with an ARM Cortex dual-core A9 running at 1.5 GHz, and Seagate’s 250GB hard drive.

By default both sizes are limited to WiFi connectivity, unless an optional 3G USB stick ($49), which inserts into a concealed USB port, is purchased.  ARCHOS doesn’t waste anytime pointing out that this 3G stick can also be paired with a laptop, and used on a pay-as-you-go-plan. An HDMI output insures that full HD video can be fed to an HDTV, while the 8-inch G9 can display a 720p picture on its 1024×768 screen and the 10.1-inch version a 1280×800 display.

Both sizes will cost $279 and $349 respectively.

DENVER, CO – June 23, 2011 – Today, ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and
pioneer in the tablet market, introduces an unrivaled combination of speed and storage with its
latest tablets featuring an OMAP 4 processor with an ARM
®
Cortex™ dual-core A9 running at
1.5 GHz and Seagate’s 250GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity.
The 8” ARCHOS 80 G9 and 10” ARCHOS 101 G9 are powered by Android
TM
3.1
“Honeycomb,’’* the latest Android version. ARCHOS G9 tablets come with Google’s full suite of
mobile applications and Android Market
TM
, giving users access to over 200,000 applications such
as games, books, social media and news. With the latest version of Honeycomb, G9 tablets also
offer a full web experience complete with Adobe
®
Flash
®
support for on-the-go web browsing,
communication and applications.
Additionally, the G9 tablets feature a unique 3G ready solution where customers no longer
need to choose between WiFi and 3G models at purchase. ARCHOS 3G Stick is a standard 3G
stick for laptops which has been designed to be compatible with all ARCHOS G9 tablets. All G9
tablets come with a concealed USB port on the back of the device that when paired with the
ARCHOS 3G USB Stick will enable 3G connectivity.
The G9 tablet range continues to push technological boundaries and features the following
innovations..
Fastest Tablet Experience Ever
ARCHOS have decided to push their G9 tablets even further by loading them out with a 1.5 GHz
dual-core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instruments™. With 50% more raw computational
power, ARCHOS G9 tablets have the power needed for a great Android experience.
For example, with the 1.5 GHz OMAP 4 processor the ARCHOS G9 tablet enhance a user’s web
browsing experience with page load time reduced by up to 50% over tablets running the Nvidia
Tegra 2
TM
processor at 1 GHz.
All your HD multimedia in your hands or on TV
With the best multimedia experience, ARCHOS G9 tablets are the only tablets able to decode
1080p H264 High Profile videos whilst current standard tablets are not even able to play 720p
H264 High Profile smoothly.
ARCHOS have replaced the standard multimedia apps with ARCHOS boosted apps for video and
music to give to users more format compatibility and a unique user interface.
With film and TV series metadata automatically downloaded, even video files are automatically
organized by title, actor, director, year, season and episode, ARCHOS have redefined the tablet
device category by providing consumers more ways to experience HD entertainment.
ARCHOS G9 tablets also feature an HDMI output, giving users full access to their Android
experience on TV including movies in 1080p resolution. .
WiFi or 3G, no need to choose, it’s up to you whenever you want
This patented solution lets the consumer add a standard PC 3G stick to his tablet whenever and
wherever. The ARCHOS G9 3G Stick has been specially designed to fit perfectly into the back of
any G9 tablet. Just remove the cover and slide in the ARCHOS G9 3G Stick to unleash the full
portability of your ARCHOS G9 tablet.
With this innovative USB 3G stick, consumers will no longer have to choose between a
WiFi and a 3G tablet at purchase. For just a $49 upgrade, the users can purchase the ARCHOS
G9 3G Stick and start enjoying 3G connectivity on his ARCHOS tablet or PCs compared to other
tablets where 3G modules add over $100 to the cost and there’s no option to add it later.
This cutting edge 3G stick offers one 3G solution for both a tablet and a laptop and uses just one
data plan
1
. Offered as a Pay-As-You-Go Plan, there is no subscription required and the consumer
need only pay for what they need when they need it.
Top performance, best value
While the competitors’ tablets are priced starting at $499, ARCHOS is offering an 8’’ tablet
starting at $279 and 10.1’’ tablet starting $349.
ARCHOS is offering cutting-edge performance such as a more powerful and faster processor,
unique 3G solution, enhanced multimedia experience and more storage capacity with the built-in
250GB HDD from Seagate.
ARCHOS are the first in the industry to offer a tablet with a hard drive, bringing 8 times more
storage at the same cost of a standard 32GB tablet.
ARCHOS are also the first to offer such high performance at such affordable price, making
ARCHOS G9 tablets the best cost-performance value.
The ARCHOS 80 G9 and ARCHOS 101 G9 will be available at the end of September and will be
shown beginning of September at IFA.
Two tablets to fit your lifestyle: ARCHOS 80 G9 and ARCHOS 101 G9
The ARCHOS 80 G9 is the portable tablet with perfect size for web browsing, ebook and
newspaper reading with its 8” 4:3 screen and a resolution of 1024 x 768.
The ARCHOS 101 G9 is the perfect entertainment tablet to share the Android Honeycomb
experience. With 250GB of storage space, users will be able to carry over 50 hours of full 1080p
HD to watch on their 10.1” wide 1280 x 800 16:10 screen










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."