The Archos 80 G9 is an Android tablet with an 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display and a dual core TI OMAP 4 processor. It started shipping last year — but now it looks like Archos may be preparing to introduce a new model.

A tablet called the Archos 80 Cobalt showed up at the FCC website today.

Archos 80 Cobalt

There aren’t many details about the new tablet at this point. We know it supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and based on the photos it seems to be the same size and have the same screen aspect ratio as the original Archos 80.

If the name is anything to go by, this could just be a new model with a blue color. On the other hand, it’s been 8 months since the launch of the original Archos 80 — so I wouldn’t be surprised if Archos has updated some of the tablet’s hardware as well.

At the very least, I would hope this model will be available with Android 4.0 and a 1.5 GHz processor if and when it goes on sale in the US.

Update: While the FCC documents refer to the tablet as the Archos 80 Cobalt, the label on the back says Arnova, suggesting this will be part of the budget line of tablets from Archos that are sold under the Arnova brand.

ArcTablet also suggests that this could be one of the first tablets from the upcoming Archos Elements line of mid-range tablets.

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6 replies on “Archos 80 Cobalt tablet hits the FCC”

      1. Yep. Low end Archos brand.
        It’s not an Archos per se. So the denomination must be the ARNOVA 80 Cobalt.
        The real interesting thing in this tablet will be the price. I guess no more than 200$.
        And for Android 4.x and the same TI Omap 4 (turbo?) than in the ARCHOS 80 G9, it’s not bad at all.

  1. Original Archos 80 G9 was Andoid 3.2 (fast enough).  But, when you applied Ice Creme Sandwich to it, it was slow (or maybe their firmware update that at the same time was not so good maybe to slow ICS down). Then, they upgraded it to the Achos 80 G9 ICS Turbo (faster machine).
    Have not tried that one!
    So, is this a newer even faster than the Turbo?

    1. If this Archos 80 G9 were in a 7 inch 1280×750 screen size, with the same ports, USB hosting, HDMI – And a Pixel Qi Screen (non-glossy).  Oh- access to change battery yourself easily.  The same tablet stand post, then I would like it.    If I were a woman with a purse, then 8 inch is ok, but 7 inch fits into loose pants pocket, or a blue blazer or suit jacket pocket easily (7 inch is maximum pocketable size).

      Don’t like Samsung Tab II 7 inch due to the proprietary connector for charging etc (why did they do that when everyone has at least 10 USB chargers in every corner of the house, one in the car, one in the girlfriend’s house, one at the office, everywhere – where that proprietary Samsung connector is way to easy to get lost, one of a kind, and it really gives you ZERO gain at all, is a big liability as you have to “have it one you all the time”, other than it being a long term pain in the butt – no HDMI either, why)?

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