Archos 70

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Archos 70 was the first tablet from them that featured a 250 GB hard drive. It’s not just an external hard drive, it does have features like WiFi with Android operating system. It comes with Flash 10.1, e-mail and browser applications, as well as an HDMI output. It has 720p HD video playback and a built-in web cam. According to Archos you can also use the 70 as a controllor for 3D games on your television.

Features List:

– 10.1 inches

– WiFi

– Android

– Flash 10.1, e-mail and browser apps

– HDMI output

– 720p HD output

– Web cam

Press Release

Denver, Colorado – December 29, 2010 – ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player market today announced the availability of the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet, 250GB version in retail stores. The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet, 250GB version offers a unique over-molded PVD stainless steel structured slim and light design. It also features the latest technology high res capacitive touch screen, a powerful 1 GHz processor and high speed WiFi that allows PC like web-surfing. Although the tablet sports 250GB, it is still the slimmest and the lightest (7.91 x 4.49 x 0.55 inch – 14 oz) on the market and is now available for $349.99MSRP at ARCHOS.com The ARCHOS 70 internet tablet – 250GB is a connected mobile device with a sublime user interface, 3D Graphics accelerator and Wi-Fi connectivity. With Android™ Froyo compatibility as the user interface, this tablet comes with a full pack of connected apps such as a web browser and email application, flash 10.1, HDMI output connectivity, tethering via your mobile phone and home streaming from your PC capability.

“We are proud to be the first to release an android tablet that features a 250GB HDD” says Henri Crohas, CEO and Founder. “We strive to be the leader in the Android and Windows based tablet market by creating award winning innovative options at affordable prices.” Connected Android™ tablet

As a Hi-def multimedia tablet, users will experience:

 A huge storage capacity to store up to 250 movies

 A full multimedia experience, with 720p HD video playback

 Built-in web cam for chatting with friends and family

 With the HDMI output function, you can view the full Android interface on your TV in High Definition, including all the apps, not only video playback like other tablets on the market

 Play 3D games from your TV and use your tablet as the steering-wheel/control

 Unique Android Multimedia applications designed by ARCHOS such as:

o Movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog

o 3D animated photo frame with ability to display pictures from Facebook, Flickr and Picassa directly through WiFi

o Music cover carrousel allows quick browsing of your music album covers

 A lot of application with Appslib to fit your lifestyle including games, books, music, social media, recipes, news and sports

This latest tablet is from a long line of ultra affordable and ultra portable internet, multimedia, wide screen and super-fast tablets released by ARCHOS. In 2010, ARCHOS released a 10.1″ tablet with capacitive touch screen is a connected android device offers a very fast web browsing and HD multimedia experience from a 10.1”high resolution screen. The rest of the line up includes Android based tablets ranging in size from 2.8” to the 10.1“. For more information about the ARCHOS 70 internet tablet and other ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com

About ARCHOS

ARCHOS released the first pocket-sized HD-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 n 2000 and since that time has revolutionised consumer electronics devices. The company invented the portable media player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to Portable Media Players. ARCHOS has also introduced the Internet Media Tablet range – the 5, 5g and 7 – offering users instant, uncompromising access to the internet, media content and TV.  Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the Unites States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ISIN Code FR0000182479.

www.archos.com

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What are tablets?

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Apps

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Screen Size

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