Archos 101 XS 2Archos 50 Oxygen

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.

Archos 80 ChildPad

Archos 80 Xenon

Archos 97b Platinum HD

Archos 101 XS 2

Archos 50 Oxygen

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.

ABOUT ARCHOS
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.

 
There are 12 comments

Alex Lam says:

So either this or nexus 5. Hmmm hard decisions

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NoNexus says:

I really, really want to troll and say the Archos is the better of the two, but even I can't.

I like how they are sorta ripping off the Surface Tablet with the magnetic keyboard, but hey they gotta do something

BldyIdt says:

The magnetic keyboard was already there with the Archos 101 XS back in september 2012.

Does Archos do a good job with updates?

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Notus says:

Archos makes JUNK!!! And nothing but JUNK!!

treno says:

Whatever happened to the Archos TV Connect? I was ready to lay out good money for the device and it never even made it to the states.

Evilnut says:

I have owned 2 Archos devices, both tablets. Both were total junk. Freeze ups, lots of re-boots in the middle of doing anything, non existent customer service & their own apps that don't work! My advice is proceed with the utmost caution & read reviews of past products online!

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return_0 says:

Dafaq are these naming schemes...

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G0G1 says:

I can't even hear this name Archos anymore. Never buy anything from them,my internet tablet I had to throw it in the trash just the other day after year and a half of misery, broken power button, constant resetes, unresponsive, null updates. They can say they will make a 4K screen with octa procesor inside with 4GB RAM, i don't care.

complexx says:

So the phone is only 3G?

Hisense tablets are better than Archos junk.

NuBzX says:

Hisense is pretty much junk also
Even with the extra features (that dont work properly most of the time) it is well worth the extra money for a nexus7