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Archos Arnova G3 Tablets: Arnova 10b G3 and Arnova 9 G3

Archos has announced (actually just listed them on their website) the third generation low cost Arnova tablets based on Rockchip RK2918 (Cortex A8 @ 1GHz) with 1 GB RAM and running Android 4.0 (ICS) with Arnova 10b G3 and Arnova 9 G3

Arnova 10b G3 & Arnova 9 G3 Tablets with Android ICS

Here are the specifications of the devices:

CPU • Rockchip RK2918 (Cortex A8) @ 1 GHz
System Memory • 1GB RAM
Operating system • ANDROID 4.0
Capacity • Flash memory: 8 GB or 4 GB
• Extendable via micro SDHC Slot
Display characteristics • Arnova 10b G3 – 10.1” Resistive Dual Touch screen, TFT LCD (Resolution : 1024 x 600)
• Arnova 9 G3 – 9.7″ Capacitive 5 points MultiTouch Screen with IPS Technology (Resolution: 1024 x 768)
Video Playback • H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps
• MPEG-4– 30 fps
• Container formats: .avi .mp4 ,mkv, .mov, and .flv
Audio Playback • MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
Photo viewer • JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Interfaces • Micro USB host 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
• Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)
• USB port 2.0
• Audio Jack
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• 3G via optional ARCHOS G9 3G Stick (Arnova 10b G3 only)
Miscellaneous • 720p camera
• Built-in speaker
• Microphone
• G-sensor
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• USB Power adapter/charger
Dimensions & weight • Arnova 10b G3 – 270 mm x 150 mm x 12 mm – 630 g
• Arnova 9 G3 – 239 mm x 184 mm x 12.5 mm – 630 g
Compatibility • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode

Arnova 10b G3 is expected to cost around 200 USD (It can be pre-ordered for 199.99 USD) and Arnova 9 G3 will probably be slightly more expensive because it features a capacitive touchscreen. Although they can’t beat the prices of the 7″ Android tablets produced by Chinese manufacturers, the new Archos Arnova tablets are still relatively price competitive for Android 4 tablets with 10″ screens.

For further information, you can visit Arnova 10b G3 and Arnova 9 G3 pages.

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