May 06 AT 3:01 PM Matt Demers 9 Comments

Archos 7 Home tablet ships at the end of June

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, with product shipping mid May. Order information and customer support details are available from our website:

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.

Source: Engadget

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  • http://Website Haggie

    A cutting edge tablet just in time for FALL 2009…

  • royksopp82

    But why is it running on O.S. 1.6?

    Is there update to 2.1 in near future?


    Whatever it is android based tablet…Great! want it!


  • http://Website aces

    What are the specs? can I teather my droid? Is it just a small pc with a linux os? Is it based on freeware that I can mod..? I need awnsers before i Consider

  • http://Website mapin

    Why are manufacturers still putting outdated versions of OS on their new products? Can someone explain this to me? Android 2.1 is out, it has been out, it’s freely available. Why not install it on these new devices instead of 1.6 ?

    • Matt Demers

      My guess is so that they don’t have to spend the time and money on infrastructure to update it in the future, and to have the greatest availability of apps. I honestly have no idea otherwise.

  • http://Website Mike Gibson

    I got a hold of the Archos 5 I was really excited until I opened it and started playing with it. I was COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED with it. The removed everything google, no exchange support AT ALL. You have to PAY for the HD codec that doesnt even play mkv, you have to pay a monthly subscription for the gps, and their app market was a complete joke. At the end of the day it felt like there was nothing i could do for free. I have an HTC magic with cyanogen 5.0.7 and its incredible. (i love android 2.1) I can do everything I listed above except play hd for basically free. I love the android platform I think its amazing. Unless Archos released a good version of android I wouldn’t even consider it.

  • http://Website MaxOmus

    Just as you modified your magic, you can modify your archos 5 as well, if you look hard enough & I’m sure the same will apply to the archos 7 sooner or later, mod these things if half the fun, I put android 1.6 on an EEE netbook & it flys, but using android w/ out a touchscreen is odd for me, I’m always smudging it up trying to touch on the screen…

  • stalker

    what are the technical specifications ?