Archos’ tiny A28 Android-powered Internet Tablet wins FCC approval


Last week we spotted the Archos 32 Internet Tablet on the FCC, and today an even smaller Android tablet called the Archos A28 made an appearance on the FCC as well.  Known as the “minidroid”, the device sports a 2.8” touch screen display, and will work in both portrait and landscape configurations, below, left.

imageUnfortunately, Archos’ FCC filings don’t provide much info about the device, and we’re not sure what version of Android it will run.  We do know that it will feature 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and what appear to be 8GB of Internal storage thanks to a Sandisk iNAND flash module.

The A28’s user manual shows screen shots of the device in use, below.  The device will have five home screens, although as you can see, the Android OS does look a bit cramped on the A28’s 2.8” screen.  The manual didn’t provide any pictures of a virtual keypad, and it will be interesting to see if a keypad is practical on such a small device.




3 Responses to Archos’ tiny A28 Android-powered Internet Tablet wins FCC approval

  • Charbax:

    Hey, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini ($299), X10 Mini Pro ($339), HTC Tatoo ($299) are the same 2.8″ QVGA, also rumored Dell Smoke, T-Mobile Pulse Mini , ZTE Smooth, all those Android phones have the same 2.8″ QVGA 320×240 resolution, and that resolution is officially supported by Android 1.6, Android 2.0, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2. The screen size 2.8″ and QVGA resolution is pretty popular spec for low cost Android phones. But all those phones are sold above $300 to $350 unlocked or for up to $2000 with 2-year subscription plans. This Archos A28 is likely to be sold for only $99 totally unlocked!

  • Charbax:

    So basically, if all those existing 2.8″ QVGA Android phones have perfectly fine working Android keyboards, there is no reason the keyboard won’t work just as fine on this.

  • geeksinthebox:

    very good !

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