Archos Releases Windows 7 Tablet, Announces Android Model

French Portable Media Player Archos has revealed that the 9th version of its Tablet PC will be released for Christmas at least in the US and hopefully on this side of the Atlantic as well.

The Archos 9 PC Tablet is a magnificent 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen PC that even comes with an optical trackball and it will also comes with Windows 7 rather than Vista.

It packs an Intel Atom Z515 processor running at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, a 1024x600 pixel screen, WIFi, Optional HSUPA module, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 60GB hard disk drive (probably traditional to keep prices down). There are also mentions of two DVB-T tuners that will be omitted from the US version.

Expect the Archos 9 PCTablet to come with Windows Office, Web TV & Radio, video conference, antivirus, parental control, photos and movies edition applications and more. The base price of the Archos 9 has been set at £450 while the 120GB version will be charged at £500.

Furthermore, an Archos executive told Tech website Pocket-lint that the company will be launching an Android-based Tablet PC on the 15th of September.

The device will apparently merge an ultra thin internet media tablet with a mobile phone, something that might look like the Toshiba TG01 but without Windows Mobile.

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The gadget is expected to come with a 5-inch high resolution - dare we say 800x480 pixels - full Adoe Flash support as well as storage capacity of up to 500TB, a 10mm thickness, HSUPA connectivity and 7 hours video playback.

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