The latest tablet from French device maker Archos is a mid-range tablet with an 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display and a 1.6 GHz dual core processor. It’s called the Archos 80 Cobalt and while Archos hasn’t revealed pricing yet, the company tends to use the Cobalt name for its mid-range devices, which suggests that this tablet is more likely to carry a Nexus 7-like price than the similarly-sizediPad mini-style one.
The Archos 80 Cobalt runs Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has 8GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. There’s also a microSD card slot for additional storage.
Archos says the tablet has a 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, WiFi, a mic and speaker, G-sensor, micro USB port, and headphone jack. It measures 8″ x 6″ x 0.45″ and weighs just over a pound.
If I had to guess, I’d that 1.6 GHz processor is a Rockchip RK3066 CPU paired with Mali 400 graphics.
The tablet ships with the Google Play Store and other Google apps including Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Talk.