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Archos tempts wallets with a $199 Honeycomb tablet

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Archos 70b

Archos’ line of Honeycomb tablets got a new addition to the family today. The Archos 70b has been announced as a $199 Honeycomb 3.2 tablet. It will go on sale in January. Considering how popular the Kindle Fire is, it’s not surprising other manufacturers are trying to make a dent in the cheap-yet-reliable tablet market.

The Archos 70b is totally compatible with Google’s applications. That means you’ll get full access to the Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calender and all the other free services Google throws at us. The tablet also has a 1024 x 600 capacitive screen, 1.2 GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and ports for microSD and HDMI connectivity.

The two biggest questions that remain are whether this tablet is actually good, and if it will be upgraded to Android 4.0. We’ll have the answer to the first question during CES. We’ve also reached out to Archos to see if this tablet has a Ice Cream Sandwich future. We’ll update you if we get a response.

Read [Android Central]

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