Archos 70 Android 2.2 tablet now on sale in the UK – for £269

There’s a new Android tablet out to take the place of the pulled Toshiba Folio 100, in the form of the 7″ Archos 70 Internet Tablet – which you can pick up from Dixons for £269.99 right now. It’s in stock and ready to go [UPDATE : It’s now showing up as “unavailable”].

The Archos 70 is powered by Android 2.2, features the proven 1GHz Arm Cortex A8 processor as found in the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, supports wi-fi 802.11n and comes with a collection of pre-loaded apps like Touiteur, Fring and Mewbox.

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It really ought to be a good one. A company like Archos should be able to deliver, what with its heritage in providing cheap media players to the masses for many years.

Here’s the full tech spec of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, in case you’re keen or have grown tired of waiting for the Galaxy Tab to come down to an acceptable price.

Processor ARM Cortex A8 at 1 GHz with DSP
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo
Graphics card Graphic accelerator: 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
Screen type LCD
Screen resolution
– 800×480 pixels
Screen size 7″

Screen features High resolution touch screen
Hard drive 8 GB flash memory
Optical disk drive No
Memory card reader MicroSD (SDHC compatible)
USB USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
Full size USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Video interface 1 x HDMI
TV output 1 x HDMI (Digital audio/video output)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in speaker
Webcam Yes
Battery Lithium Polymer battery
Music playback time: up to 36 hours
Video playback time: up to 7 hours
Web surfing: up to 10 hours
Additional features Front VGA camera
Accessories included Earphones, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice, power charger.
Software included Aldiko, Ebuddy, Wikipedia, Avecomics, HubKap, Deezer, Mewbox, Raging Thunderlite (a 3D car demo game), WordNewspaper, Touiteur, Fring
Size 201 x 114 x 10 mm
Weight 300 grams

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  1. Mark

     /  November 16, 2010

    Resistive or capacitative screen?

  2. David

     /  November 17, 2010

    This looks like it could be a nice little tablet. The only downside I can see is the screen resolution – I would rather have seen it with a 800×600 resolution like it’s big brother the 101.

    I’m waiting for the 101 to become available – It’s only gonna be 30 quid more :-)

    Although the if the Galaxy Tab price keeps dropping…

    • Andy

       /  November 19, 2010

      The ‘big brother’ 101 will have a 1024×600 resolution. I think this product will be far superiour to the Galaxy Tab, and even with a lower price tab.

  3. Fairly reasonable price and it’s android. Better than an IPAD, great if you wanna watch DIVX movies. Even has a HDMI connectivity!

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