Archos announced that Archos G9 Tablets are now available.
There is of course a caveat to this… Only Archos 80 G9 Tablet can be purchased on Archos Store (limited availability) for 299.99 USD, all other models show the dreaded icon “Coming Soon”.
However, all Archos G9 models can be pre-ordered on Amazon France but they are not yet available on Amazon US.
The other disappointment is that the Turbo versions appear to have been clocked down to 1.2 Ghz, whereas they were previously announced at 1.5 Ghz.
Having said that, if you click on “Product Information” on Archos website, it still says “ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP™ 4 up to 1.5 GHz”. There is also still a lot of confusion about the amount of RAM in the device 512 MB or 1 GB as this is not shown in the specifications. That’s quite a mess, it’s confusing and somewhat frustrating. I guess we’ll know in a few days (hours?).
Update: According one article in French, it seems the 1.5 Ghz version will only be available in January 2011, in the meantime the Archos 101 G9 Turbo and Archos 80 G9 Turbo will be sold with processors cadenced at 1.2 Ghz (Starting in October).
Update 2: Archos confirmed on their official? Facebook page that all Archos G9 tablets would use 512 MB RAM as Archos has optimized Honeycomb to use less memory.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.