Archos unveiled their first sub-$100 Android tablet

There are new product pages up for the Arnova 7 and Arnova 84 that I showed you last week, and the Arnova 7 has a price listed. Archos will be selling it for $99, which isn’t quite the first you might think. The Arnova 7 had been first announced with a retail of 99 euros, so having the US retail at $99 is actually the norm.

The Arnova 84 doesn’t have a US price listed, but it does have a set of specs. The specs are largely the same as the Next3, but the Arnova 84 has 4GB Flash, not 2GB. It has an 8.4″ resistive touchscreen, a microSD card slot, Wifi, accelerometer, microphone, and speakers. It’s running Android v2.1, and the video and audio abilities are about what I expected.

The Arnova 7 has the 7″ resistive touchscreen you’d expect, along with 4GB Flash, a microSD card slot, and Wifi as well as a speaker and microphone. It’s running Android v2.2 and it has video and the video and audio abilities are about what I expected. Surprisingly, it also has USB Host. It’s going to be interesting to see what works.

via ArcTablet

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Paul Kater5 June, 2011

    >video and audio abilities are about what I expected.

    For that money I doubt it will add up to something impressive…

    1. Nate Hoffelder5 June, 2011

      When a tablet gets this cheap, it’s rather hit or miss. We don’t know what corners were cut until after someone tries it.

      1. Mike Cane5 June, 2011

        Unless the CPU is utter crap, it should do the full video file suite of other Archos tabs, no?

        At $99, they are really looking to get these into CVS? Soon these damn craptabs will be in stores on hooks in blister packs!

  2. Jaxs6 June, 2011

    When in USA?

    1. Nate Hoffelder6 June, 2011

      I’d expect it to show up on in the next couple months.

  3. […] tablet first showed up a couple weeks ago, and about 5 days after that Archos released some of the specs. The Arnova 7 has the 7″ […]


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