Archos 80 Xenon tablet announced
Archos has been in the Android-powered device game for quite some time already, and they have introduced the latest version of the Elements range of tablets, calling it the Archos 80 Xenon. The Archos 80 Xenon is a specially designed 8” tablet that comes with built-in 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for a truly portable data consuming experience regardless of where you are. The Archos 80 Xenon is a Google certified tablet which features a powerful quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice, delivering an improved smooth interface in addition to a sharp and clear IPS multi-touch screen display which delivers amazing vivid colors as well as impressive wide viewing angles.
Loïc Poirier, CEO of Archos said, “We designed the ARCHOS 80 xenon to meet the growing need and desire for large screen connectivity while on the go. Taking advantage of the recent arrival of affordable 3G subscriptions, the ARCHOS 80 xenon provides a full connected tablet experience anywhere, anytime.”
Since the Archos 80 Xenon is a Google certified tablet, which means it will be able to enjoy complete access to Google Play – opening up the doorway to 700,000 applications and games. Despite that, it costs a mere $199.99 and yet comes across as an unlocked device, which makes it for a very interesting proposition regardless of how you look at it. The Archos 80 Xenon will be made available from June this year onwards.
Some of the other features and functions of the Archos 80 Xenon include integrated GPS support that will play nice with Google Maps, in addition to Google Maps with Navigation beta. The 8” IPS display is touted to deliver amazing image quality, extra wide viewing angles, excellent screen sharpness and vivid colors. It will also come pre-loaded with Archos’ very own Media Center applications, which will include metadata scraping, auto-subtitles, wireless media sharing and the best format and codec support around including HD video decoding. Other hardware specifications include 1GB RAM, a microSD memory card slot, and a 2-megapixel shooter at the back. Any takers for this simple tablet that gets the job done?