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Archos Arnova 7C G2 Now Available For £80

It won't win any prizes for performance or design but the Archos Arnova 7C G2 is certainly a tablet that will get heads turning, because it is the cheapest 3G tablet on the market and one that offers a capacitive touchscreen display on top of that.

Carphone Warehouse dropped the price of the tablet to a mere £80, which also includes a 4GB SD card. The tablet, which succeeds the Archos 7 Home Tablet, runs on a Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset clocked at 800MHz (the same as the Orange Monte Carlo), offers 350MB system memory, an embedded QSDSP5000 DSP, while the 7-inch screen displays 800x480 pixels.

Other features include a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot, GPS, a micro USB slave, Bluetooth and the device is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Unfortunately, it doesn't come with Android Market, but rather Archos' own Appslib marketplace instead, although you can activate the former on the Arcnova 7C G2 using Archos' own Arctools.

Interestingly, customers should be able to make calls using Skype, or any other VoIP client, and even do videoconferencing either over Wi-Fi or using the tablet's 3G connection.