The Archos 7 Home tablet is a pretty interesting device; $199.99 US gets you a 7 inch touchscreen tablet running Android 1.6. However, early adopters who were hoping it would ship by the end of May will be disappointed, as a recent press release reveals that people won’t be able to get a hold of the tablet until June.
Customers who’ve pre-ordered the device will likely receive their tablet in June as well, as Amazon will start shipping them out mid-May.
Pricing and Availability
The ARCHOS 7 home tablet will be available in June at $199.99 SRP through selected retailers. Exclusive pre-orders are available at Amazon.com, with product shipping mid May. Order information and customer support details are available from our website: www.archos.com.Archos
The release also went into the specifications of the tablet, which for $200, don’t seem all that impressive: while running off WiFi primarily is forgivable, the lack of access to the Android marketplace will really hurt the device. Instead, the 7 Home will be packaged with Archos’ AppsLib store, which presumably will allow for a smaller selection.
The tablet will also come pre-loaded with eBuddy Messenger and Aldiko as an IM and e-book client, respectively.