Archos G9 8-inch Honeycomb Tablet to Debut this September; for $249

June 24, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The fastest tablet from Archos, is set to roll out late this September. The company will be launching the Honeycomb tablet as an 8-inch version. The Archos 8.0G9 slate will be packing an OMAP 4 dual-core chip that will run at 1.5GHz The company is making big claims that it can reduce load time by up to 50% over Tegra 2 chips when browsing the Internet.

It will come stuffed with a 250GB Seagate hard drive – we guess you will have a hard time filling them up! Besides, it can decode 1080p H264 high profile videos when compared to the 720p H264 high profile videos, which the current tablets decode.

You also have the option of using either 3G or WiFi connection. The tablet has a concealed USB port on the back, that when paired with the Archos 3G USB Stick will enable 3G connectivity.

The Archos G9 tablet comes with Google’s full suite of mobile applications and Android Market, giving users access to over 200,000 applications such as games, books, social media and news. With the latest version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the G9 tablet also offers a full web experience complete with Adobe Flash support for on-the-go web browsing, communication and applications. The portable version is the perfect size for eBook and newspaper reading with its 8-inch 4:3 screen and a resolution of 1024 x 768.

The best part is, whilst all the other tablets are priced at $499, the G9 costs only at $249 – even with all these fabulous specifications

Now that we know the specs are mouth- watering, we just need to test the slate out now.  September is not far off. So stay with us for more news and pictures.

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