Archos is preparing to update the Archos 70 Gen8 tablet which has been available since 2010. The new model won’t have the speedy dual core processor found in the company’s Gen 9 tablets, but it will have a few major updates over the company’s original 7 inch Android tablet, including:
- 512MB of RAM (updated from 256)
- 1024 x 600 pixel display (instead of 800 x 480 pixels)
- Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system (rather than Android 2.2 Froyo)
The tablet will have the same TI OMAP3 processor as the original. The tablet will feature 8GB or more of storage and there’s a microSD card slot for expansion.
jBmm.fr reports that the Archos 70 V2 Gen8 tablet will be available in later 2011 or early 2012 and will sell for about $199 and up.