Back in June, Archos had first revealed its new line of budget tablets running Android Honeycomb. To be available in screen size options of 8 and 10.1 inch, the tablets had generated considerable excitement perhaps as much due to the affordable aspect of it all as is the lure of sweet Android Honey. What was missing though was just how affordable the tablets would be and that has just been made available.
So we now know how much of a pinch the tablets will have on our pockets. To begin with, the smaller Archos G9 80 sports a sticker price of $299, which is $20 more than the $279 that it was earlier pegged to be when first revealed.
The same for the bigger Archos G9 101 with a 10.1 inch sized display has been fixed at $369.99. Both the prices announced are for the base version with 8 GB of on-board storage while mum is the word for the top end version with a massive 250 GB of internal memory. The huge storage capacity comes from the 7mm thick Momentus Thin HDD.
Apart from the price, there is also some clarity as to when the tablets are expected to hit markets, with Archos revealing a release sometime around September.
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