European budget tablet company Archos is adding an 8 inch tablet with built-in 3G capabilities to its lineup. The Archos 80 Xenon is up for pre-order in Germany for about 226 Euros ($296 US) including VAT. Other retails are charging as little as 170 Euros ($223 US).
The tablet has a 1.2 GHz processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But the rest of the specs are kind of underwhelming.
The Archos 80 Xenon features an 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel TFT display, and just 4GB of built-in storage. It does have a microSD card slot for extra music, movies, or other files, but 4GB isn’t a lot of room for app storage these days.
Archos does include support for Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, FM radio, and A-GPS.
There’s a 2MP camera on the back of the tablet and a 0.3MP front-facing camera.
The tablet measures 8.4″ x 6.1″ x 0.4″.
Some of the specs may differ from region to region — or one of the stores taking pre-orders might just have the specs wrong. Either way, it’s not yet clear if the Archos 80 Xenon features 512MB of RAM or 1GB and whether it has a dual-core or quad-core processor. Or maybe both options are available, which would explain why one store is charging $223 while another lists the tablet as $296.