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Archos unveils G9 Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets with 250GB HDDs

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a new tablet PC recently and you haven’t made your mind up as to which one you will buy, then I think we have some news that you really won’t want to miss out on. Consumer electronics company Archos has just unveiled its 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets, which both come with a Seagate Hard Drive Disk (HDD) with a 250GB storage capacity.

As noted over at, the 101 G9 and the 80 G9 are both powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP 4 processor from Texas Instruments, which the company says is 50% faster than NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors. The Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 Android tablets not only provide users with access to over 200,000 applications on the Android Market, but they also include Google’s full suite of mobile apps.

Both tablets also come with a unique 3G ready solution, which means that customers will no longer have to choose between 3G and Wi-Fi-only models at the time of purchase. The 8-inch 80 G9 and the 10-inch 101 G9 both come with a concealed USB port at the rear of the device, which when paired with the Archos 3G Stick — a standard 3G stick designed to be compatible with all G9 tablets — will enable 3G connectivity.

The Archos 80 G9 tablet features an 8-inch display with a 4:3 ratio and a resolution of 1024 x 768, and the 101 G9 comes with a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a 16:10 ratio. With a whopping 250GB of storage space, users will be able to store more than 50 hours of full 1080p HD video. Both models also come with an HDMI output, enabling them to watch movies in 1080p resolution.

As for the price and availability for the 101 G9 and 80 G9 Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets, both models will be available at the end of September with the 8-inch version starting from $279 and the 10.1-inch version starting from $349. According to the report, both models will be shown at the IFA at the beginning of September. Do you like the sound of the G9 tablet PC?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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