ARCHOS 7 Android-powered Home Tablet passes through the FCC

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Last month ARCHOS announced its Android-powered ARCHOS 7 “Home Tablet”, and today the device passed through the FCC.  The ARCHOS 7 features a large 7” touch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution, 600 MHz ARM9 Rockchip 2808 CPU, 128 MB of RAM, 2-8 GB of SSD storage, 802.11 b/g WiFi, USB and MicroSD slots, and a battery that will play up to 7 hours of video.

The ARCHOS 7 runs Android version 1.5 and will have a web browser, emaill app, music and video player preinstalled.  We’re not sure what Android Marketplace apps will be available for the ARCHOS 7.  Users of the ARCHOS 5 Android tablet have been able to download apps to their device, although not all of these apps work properly.

ARCHOS plans to release the ARCHOS 7 this summer, with prices starting at a reasonable $179.  You’ll notice that the version of the ARCHOS 7 pictured above has the branding of EWE AG, a German wireless carrier.  This suggests that ARCHOS may pursue carrier partnerships to provide 3G wireless to the ARCHOS 7 when it’s launched in the US.

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