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Android This Week: Nexus One Dock Arrives, ARCHOS Tablet Specs Revealed

Those who have deemed the Nexus One the best Android phone yet may like it even more now that the dock is available from Google. Not only does the phone charge while sitting in the dock, but cradling it there will automatically fire up the clock application, complete with local weather. You can even use it to run a slideshow of the pics you have stored on the phone.

But the really cool feature is the integrated Bluetooth, which allows the docked Nexus One to stream music wirelessly to the dock. Plug in some external speakers and the set-up becomes a full-fledged entertainment system. At $45, the Nexus One Dock isn’t cheap, but all those features make it worth a look.

Speaking of music, personal media player maker ARCHOS, which already has a 5-inch tablet based on the Android platform for sale, this week leaked details about its forthcoming 7-inch model . This new web tablet adds a web cam to the mix, and is expected to sell for just $245.

In the meantime, a netbook running Android has been sent to the FCC for review prior to launch. The new netbook is being produced by none other than HP, making this the company’s first foray into the Android space. The FCC filing is seeking approval for the netbook’s use on AT&T’s (s t) 3G network. So far, there’s no detailed information available as to when we might expect this to hit the market.

6 Responses to “Android This Week: Nexus One Dock Arrives, ARCHOS Tablet Specs Revealed”

  1. I’ve heard that previous Archos Android tablets lack many Android/Google functions such as Google Marketplace and the rest because Archos refuses to license the Google apps.

    While there are third party marketplaces, what a restriction that would be. Plus, charging for GPS? Ouch!

    I’d buy a $245 Android 7″ tablet in a heartbeat, either way.

  2. Wonder how the HP netbook w/Android would stack up against the iPad in terms of software support? Will HP use Android app store or create their own? Knowing HP, they like to do their own. Anyone remember the Omnibook with the pop-out mouse? It was very cool.

  3. turn.self.off

    interesting, i thought HP was not planing to turn the concept they showed at CES into a full product.

    maybe i’ll grab one if the price is right (and they make it available in norway).

  4. Now if they’d put the contacts on the side of the Nexus One I could have used the dock to watch Hulu with out running my battery down.

    Ooops, oh yeah, no Hulu anyway, my bad! :-)

    Anyway, I’m guessing that once you pair the Nexus One with the dock the bluetooth means you can use the speakers hooked to the dock to amplify and add some serious bass to game play in Grand Theft Auto IV: Chinatown Wars even when it’s not docked! Oops, hmm, what would one play to show off the wireless speakers?

    I’ve said many times I wish the Nexus One dual booted iPhone OS. Love that big beautiful OLED screen, sigh….