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We already knew that today was the day for an ARCHOS announcement. What we didn’t know for sure was what exactly the company had up its sleeve. I figured it would be an Android-powered MID with voice capabilities, but a quick peek at the company’s web […]

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We already knew that today was the day for an ARCHOS announcement. What we didn’t know for sure was what exactly the company had up its sleeve. I figured it would be an Android-powered MID with voice capabilities, but a quick peek at the company’s web site tells me how wrong I was. Meet the ARCHOS 9pctablet that runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 on an Intel Atom Z515. The slate PC with 9-inch resistive touchscreen weighs in at 800 grams and is 0.63 inches thin. ARCHOS crammed in an 80GB hard drive, Bluetooth, and two antennae for DVB-T broadcasts. I’m assuming there’s Wi-Fi in there as well, although there’s no mention of that on the product page.

Although time has proven that slate Tablet PCs are a tough sell, this device is poised to take advantage of the new touch features in Windows 7. More to follow on this device as details become available.

  1. what a total disappointment (for me).
    I so wanted an android MID 5″ with cell/voice.

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  2. Looks like win 7 could save the UMPC. Doesn’t look like it will have multitouch though. Still with this and the Viliv stuff it’s looking pretty interesting.

    Gordon

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  3. Well, I read your post and I like to have a android MID with power capabilities.

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