Archos’ 101 10.1” Android 2.2 Internet Tablet hits the FCC


Updated:  Archos passed a new tablet referred to as the A10, above, through the FCC today.  It appears that this device is the Archos 101 Internet Tablet that the company unveiled earlier this month.

The Archos 101 will run Android 2.2, and feature up to 16GB of internal flash memory, a 10.1” TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 600), front facing VGA webcam, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB port and HDMI out.  The device will rock a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, similar to what is found in the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Archos plans to offer the 101 for $300 (8GB) to $350 (16GB).  No word on when the device will reach the United States, but today’s FCC filing suggests that a launch date for the 101 is approaching quickly.

On paper, the Archos 101 appears to stack up pretty well against the Apple iPad.  The 16GB version of the Archos 101 is $150 less expensive than the 16GB WiFi only iPad, and both devices feature similar specs.  However, the 101 will rely on a third party AppsLib application marketplace – it will not have access to the Android Market.

Thanks, Nastyatak



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