The Archos G9 tablets are the first tablets from the company to feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb and access to the Google Android Market. But soon Archos will start loading its 8 and 10 inch tablets with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Dynamism is already taking pre-orders for the new models.
Archos 101 G9 ICS
Dynamism will offer three different models of the Archos 101 G9 with Ice Cream Sandwich:
- With 8GB flash storage for $329.99
- With 16GB flash storage for $349.99
- With 250GB hard drive for $389.99
All three models will have 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel displays, 1.5 GHz TI OMAP4 dual core processors, 1GB of RAM, and microSDHC card slots for extra storage.
The tablet measures 10.9″ x 6.6″ x 0.5″ and weighs just under 1.5 pounds. It has GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth, a mic and front-facing camera, and Archos promises up to 10 hous of battery life.
Dynamism expects the 8GB and 16GB models to ship in March, with the hard drive version shipping a month later.
Archos 80 G9 ICS
The Archos 80 G9 is virtually identical to the Archos 101 in most respects, but it has a smaller 8 inch screen with a 1024 x 768 pixel display resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Dynamism will offer three versions of this model as well:
- With 8GB flash storage for $269.99
- With 16GB flash storage for $289.99
- With 250GB hard drive for $369.99
Like the 10 inch tablets, the Archos 80 G9 ICS tablets with flash storage are expected to ship in March while the hard drive model will follow in April.