Archos 70c eReader up for Pre-Order at JR; US Buyers Can Order One for $149

February 7, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

All our European readers out there would know that the Archos 70b color eReader had been put up for pre-order backing December 2010. The device is now hitting US shores. There is a slight change in nomenclature, with device sporting the Archos 70c name.

Up for pre-order at JR.com, for a price of $149, the Archos eReader comes with 7 inches of TFT resistive touchscreen display space that boasts of 800 x 480 resolution.

Powered by Android 2.1 OS, the device comes with Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities, the Archos 70c will house within itself an SD card slot, speakers, headphone jack, accelerometer, 4GB of storage, 600MHz CPU.

On the power  front, the device will have a battery set that would provide 10 hours of e-reading.

Tipped as Archos’s first ereader-focused device, the Archos 70c will also boast of Adobe DRM support for obtaining ebooks from different sources.

The Archos 70c will be equipped with properties that will make it play videos and audio files, display photos, browse the web and all that an Android ereader does.

US enthusiasts of Archos can now head for JR to place their pre-order. We guess the pricing is not as steep as it seems to be, considering the device’s Android capabilities.

So if you have been looking for the device to come to your shores, you can now log on here and place your pre-order. Tell us what you think about the Archos 70c.

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