Several new phones and tablets to be unveiled completely at IFA 2013
Getting out ahead of the IFA 2013 scramble, Archos has just announced its product roadmap for the rest of 2013, including several new tablets and a new phone. First up is the largest of the lineup, the 101xs2 tablet with a quad-core processor, aluminum body and a 2048x1536 IPS display. It also features a magnetic attaching keyboard for when you need to get some work done. Joining it in the "Platinum" lineup is the 97b Platinum HD, which is slightly smaller but still features a high-resolution screen and solid construction.
The next three tablets both hit completely different but necessary markets for Archos. The first are the 101 ChildPad and 80 ChildPad, which as you'd guess are kid-focused tablets with a simple UI, Google Play filtered for children's content and complete parental controls. The next is a gaming-focused GamePad 2, which will be a follow-up to the original gaming tablet and will have more details available soon.
Last but not least, Archos has two new 3G-enabled devices to announce in the 50 Oxygen phone and 80 Xenon tablet. The 50 Oxygen is Archos' latest phone with a 1080x1920 IPS display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear- and 5MP front-facing camera. The 80 Xenon is just one of three in the "Xenon" range of tablets, with HD screens, dual- or quad-core processors and running Android 4.2 just like the 50 Oxygen.
Archos plans to unveil complete details about all of these products at IFA in Berlin next week, where we'll see the entire range of products — including some not shown here — laid out together.
IFA 2013: ARCHOS Confirms Mobile Connected Strategy with Innovative Tablet and Smartphone Lineup
Will use Android™ Expertise to Expand 3G Tablet, Smartphone Range & Connected Objects
London, UK – August 29th, 2013 - ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, is pleased to announce its tablet and smartphone strategy for year-end 2013. Leveraging its four years of Android expertise, ARCHOS has optimised its product development aiming at offering innovative products based on Android and focused into the mobility segment, from tablets to smartphones to connected objects. “This combination of innovation, value for money and rich product portfolio should allow ARCHOS to further increase its market share in the coming months,” said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.
CONTINUING TABLET INNOVATION: Powerful, Google certified tablets with HD screens
The Platinum range - featuring Quad-Core processors, sleek Aluminum design, wireless display technology and IPS screens up to 2048 x 1536 running Android 4.2.
The new Gen11 tablet, the ARCHOS 101xs2, is designed for performance, media playback and productivity. Powered by a quad-core processor with HD IPS screen it also features front-facing dual stereo speakers and ARCHOS’ unique magnetic keyboard functionality.
RENEWING THE THEMED TABLET RANGE: products designed for specific use
Unique to the new line of themed devices is a home screen application developed by ARCHOS that curates the more than 1 million apps inside of Google Play™. Here each user can discover a selection of apps that best fits the purpose of the tablet making it easier for the end user to find the right content.
The new ARCHOS ChildPad range features a user interface designed for children, Google Play filtered for children, full parental controls and will run Android 4.2. Additionally, this range will feature the 101 Childpad designed to bridge the gap from the digital world of the tablet to content in the real world using magnetic figurines.
For gamers, the new ARCHOS GamePad 2 is the perfect combination of Android tablet and gaming console with access to thousands of the latest games. More details on this device to be released soon.
EXPANDING ANDROID EXPERTISE TO 3G TABLETS & SMARTPHONES
Expanding its deep Android expertise and answering user demand, ARCHOS is moving full speed ahead enhancing its existing line of 3G and 3G + tablets.
The new ARCHOS Xenon Range of 3 tablets will feature HD screens, up to Quad-Core CPUs, and will run Android 4.2 offering 3G connected devices cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets.
The new ARCHOS Smartphone line will include the Oxygen range, additions to the Platinum range and the Titanium range. All smartphones will feature pure un-skinned Android OS and Google Certification.
The flagship smartphone, the ARCHOS 50 oxygen, features a full HD IPS screen, Quad-Core CPU at 1.5 GHz, 16GB storage, Android 4.2 and 13MP back camera and a 5 MP front camera.
The Titanium range, starting at £99 with a 4 inch device, will feature Dual-Core CPUs, Bluetooth, GPS, Dual SIM card slots, Android 4.2, 5MP back cameras and 0.3 MP front cameras.
Archos will provide further details and unveil this product strategy on their stand at IFA 2013, located in Hall 17, Stand 106.
Further information will also be available on the Archos website upon launch - www.archos.com.
Future plans in the ARCHOS product strategy include enriching its smartphone lineup with the addition of 4G LTE models and to develop a full range of Connected Objects, including a unique Smart Watch concept.
ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialising in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionised the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android™ powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com.