Today, Archos has announced three new tablets, the 101 Magnus, 101 Magnus + and 94 Magnus, which are all equipped with plenty of internal memory for the media heavy consumer. In fact, the 94 Magnus comes with a gargantuan 256GB of internal storage, with room for an extra 128GB microSD card, if you really need it.
Archos claims to have been able to squeeze so much memory into a tablet due to its “Fusion Storage” technology, which essentially combines microSD card storage and internal memory into a single memory partition. The benefit is that you can use all of the storage for apps, games and other large files.
The Archos 101 Magnus is the cheapest of the line-up, [...]
The tablet, which debuted to positive reception at IFA 2013 in September, is the successor to last year’s 101 XS and offers a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A9 ARM processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
It also comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, dual-band Wi-Fi, and the neat Coverboard magnetic keyboard cover which was also on the first-generation model.
Somewhat unsurprisingly considering these middling specs, the tablet is now available at U.S. retailers for a respectable $279.
BERLIN, GERMANY: Archos detailed a raft of new products at the IFA convention, including the new Titanium smartphones, the high-end Titanium tablets, the Xenon tablet range and the 101 XS 2 – the convertible Android tablet which succeeds the original 101 XS, which launched last year.
The latter offers a faster quad-core 1.6GHz processor and an enhanced screen (1280 x 800 resolution IPS display), but maintains the included stand dock and is affordably priced at €269 (approximately $355). U.S. pricing is still to be confirmed with the tablet to launch “soon”.
The Xenon tablet series is also new and has been introduced as a cheaper alternative to [...]
At the high end is the Archos Platinum lineup, which includes aluminum-clad slates running quad-core processors, Android 4.2 and displays with up to 2,048 x 1,536 resolution.
Also new, the Xenon tablet series — three devices that the company says will be "cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets."
Specs aren't available yet, but look for Archos to also show a GamePad 2 tablet for gamers, and a parent-friendly ChildPad for kids.
It’s fair to say that the iPad isn’t exactly short of keyboard docks. Logitech, Kensington, iLuv, Zagg and even fellow tablet maker Archos have all come out with compelling products in the last three years, from integrated keyboards with adjustable kickstands to one Bluetooth keyboard which can even be rotated 360 degrees to be used a stand.
However, in a bid to move away from more conventional designs, start-up Nimblstand recently released its first keyboard dock, an innovative and extremely light design that promises great stability and some useful other features for improving your personal productivity.Built for stability, not style
The keyboard dock [...]
The device maker looks set to unveil 5 new Android tablets and seven smartphones at the annual IFA conference early next month.
There are few details available at this point other than the tablets are expected to be designed around such themes as gaming, education, and connected television and some of the high end models will include 3G connectivity.
IFA 2013 runs from September 6-11 in Germany.
It should come to little surprise that a French company launched a cooking tablet. The French do, after all, love their food.
Qooq unveiled the waterproof dual-core Linux tablet over a year ago at CES and promised at the time that it would be perfect for the kitchen environment.
It certainly cooks up a feast when it comes to the specifications. The QooQ tablet has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, is Wi-Fi-only and has connections for USB, Ethernet and an SD card slot. The device comes with 8GB of flash memory and a kick-back stand, and is also said to be drop-resistant.
Now available in the U.S. starting from [...]
Apple exited 2012 with about a 50% share of the tablet market, a share most research firms think has slipped a bit further in recent months.
Android tablets are the iPad's biggest competitor, but that covers a range of devices from various vendors.
“It’s inevitable that Android tablets will overtake iOS-powered slates, though we see no single vendor challenging Apple’s dominance anytime soon,” says Jeff Orr, senior practice director at ABI Research. “With media tablets commercially available for more than 4 years, momentum is shifting toward value and affordability, putting tablets in more of the population’s [...]
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recently deployed iPads in its neonatal intensive care unit (NCIU), primarily for mothers to interact with their new-born children and medical staff.
The roll-out sees one iPad being given to the mother, while another is placed next to a child’s incubator when admitted to NCIU. Mothers are allowed to log onto to the solution, which is called BabyTime, twice a day to check on their child.
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center says that these iPads come in handy for mothers recovering from a Caesarean section. Indeed, the center claims that 20-30% of mothers who have undergone a C-section do not feel well enough to [...]
The Archos 80 Platinum includes an 8-inch, 1024 x 768 display and is, according to Archos, almost twice as fast as Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD ($299) with twice the RAM (2 GB) and front and back cameras for $199. It’s set to be released this month.
What might be considered the mid-range model of the three, the Archos 97 Platinum HD is a 9.7-inch tablet with 2048 x 1536 resolution IPS display that Archos says is comparable to the iPad’s Retina display. Price is $299.
Lastly, the top of the line Archos 116 Platinum features an 11.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display “unlike anything currently on the market,” according to Archos. Despite the high [...]