ARCHOS Announces First Android Honeycomb Tablet Under $200

ARCHOS has been at the low-cost Android tablet game for quite some time but has yet to really make a splash. They’re hoping to change all that and piggy back off of the recent success of low-cost tablets such as the Kindle Fire. Today they have announced their plans to launch the first ever Honeycomb tablet for under $200. The majority of sub $200 tablets have been running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and even though Ice Cream Sandwich is right around the corner, having a Honeycomb tablet that costs less than $200 might just attract some post holiday interest. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the ARCHOS 70b and what it plans to bring to the table.

The ARCHOS 70b – The first Honeycomb tablet for $under $200:

  • – 1.2GHz CPU
  • – 512MB RAM
  • – HDMI out
  • – 1024×600 capacitive screen
  • – Starting at 8GB internal storage
  • – Micro SD Card slot
  • – Android Market and Google Apps
  • – Only $199

Those specs are most certainly comparable with that of other tablets in its price market (Kindle Fire) and with Android 3.2 and full Market access, this may just be the low-cost option some of you have been waiting for. There’s no official release date for the ARCHOS 70b but we expect to see it being demoed at CES with a possible launch to follow. For more information on the ARCHOS 70b, check out the press release below.

ARCHOS 70b Press Release