Archos launches 97 Carbon tablet


Another company is joining the tablet fray as Archos has unveiled their own version set to pit against affordable Android tablets and the Amazon Kindle Fire.

The Archos 97 Carbon is the Archos first entry level tablet in its Elements line. It is being powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Archos 97 Carbon features a 1GHz ARM processor, 1GB of RAM with a rear and front facing camera, a 16GB built in memory, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD, and a 1024 x 768 display.

According to the CEO of Archos, Henri Crohas, “We wanted to introduce a new series that not only combines affordability with a new slim design, but features the best that Googles has to offer. With the elements series we have done just that. It’s the perfect balance of hardware, software optimization and content through the Google Play ecosystem.”

The Archos 97 Carbon tablet will be available later this month. Priced at $249.99, it is soft on the pocket.

Archos is also set to release a 7 inch and 8 inch tablet in its Elements line sometime in the future.

The Archos 97 Carbon also gives its users full-access to the Google Play store for purchasing and downloading apps.

Are you willing to trade your Kindle tab for the Archos 97 Carbon?

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