While Archos started taking pre-orders for the company’s new 7 inch Android tablet a few weeks ago, it looks like the Archos 7 Home Tablet won’t actually begin shipping in the US until June. Engadget reports that some of the folks who placed pre-orders may get their tablets before the end of May though.
As expected, the tablet will have a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display and run Google Android 1.6. Out of the box you won’t have access to the full Android Market, but will instead be able to download some third party apps from the AppsLib store.
The tablet weighs just 0.8 pounds and measures less than a half inch thick. Archos promises up to 44 hours of music playback on a single charge — with the display off. Don’t expect that kind of battery life if you’re surfing the web or watching video. Archos does baost support for 720p HD video playback, which ain’t bad for a $200 tablet.
Update: It looks like Amazon says the Archos 7 will be released on May 17th. via SlashGear