French tablet maker Archos has a range of Android tablets, portable media players, and eBook readers with screens ranging in size from 2.8 inches to 10.1 inches. But there’s a bit of code tucked away in the latest firmware for Archos devices that suggests the company might be working on a model with a 12 inch display.
Xda-developers forum member letama dug around in the kernel source code and found references to previously unannounced devices including the Archos A70S2, A70H2, and A101XS and A120.
Since Archos tends to give its tablets names that match the screen size (such as the Archos 32 with a 3.2 inch screen or Archos 101 with a 10.1 inch display), it seems likely that the new A70 models will have 7 inch screens while the Archos A120 will have a 12 inch display.
There’s no word on when the new 12 inch tablet will launch or how much it will cost. In fact, it’s possible it may never see the light of day, but it looks like Archos is at least considering the possibility of a 12 inch device… unless the company just stuck in an A120 reference to mess with us.