This week Amazon announced the Kindle Fire and got a lot of press coverage for its 199 USD Android Tablet. But the Kindle Fire was not the only low cost Tablets made available this week as Arnova G2 Tablet are also available in the US.
Archos Arnova 7 G2 and 10 G2, respectively with a 7″ and 10″ capacitive display, are powered by a Rockchip RK2918 Cortex A8 processor clocked a 1Ghz, 512 MB SDRAM, 4 to 8 GB flash memory, a microSD slot and run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. Arnova 10 G2 also have a 0.3MP front facing camera for video conference.
Arnova 7 G2 can be pre-ordered on Amazon for 199.99 USD.
Anrvoa 10 G2 can be purchased on Tigerdirect Ebay store for 199.99 USD. Last week, you could also get it for 99 USD with a newspaper subscription.
Like the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Arnova G2 tablets are missing official support for the Google Android Market. Having said that, the Archos community has often been quick to release a hacked version of the Android Market. Just check forums such as http://forum.archosfans.com or http://www.archoslounge.net/forum/forum.php (French only).
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.