Archos Arnova GBook Set to Add Pace to E-Reader Segment

October 4, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The most popular concerns while buying an e-reader are price and quality. There has been a rather quiet unveiling of a new e-reader of late that will satisfy people who look for a good price and amazing quality.

The e-reader mentioned is none other than the new Gbook from Archos. Featuring a fully functional Android ICS OS, this one can definitely be called an Android tablet. The only thing this device is not capable is the access to the Google’s Play Store.

Sporting a 7-inch display, the screen will have a resolution of 800 x 480. In addition, the GBook will have 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.

Archos claims that users can expect up to 8 hours of battery life for reading and up to 7 hours of battery life for video playback. Some of the other specs include a built-in microphone and speaker, a front-facing camera and mini-HDMI out.

The reader will measure in at 7.7 x 4.6 x 0.45 inches and weigh in at 10.7 ounces. The device will come loaded with the ‘Appslib’ app store and it is of course a very good thing.

No details  about the release date or pricing are out yet. But if it’s priced lower than the other Arnova G3 tablets, it will probably be much cheaper than the latest Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Kobo tablets. This will indeed be the most appealing feature for this device when it rolls out.

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