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Archos announces 80 Cobalt Android tablet

Archos announces 80 Cobalt Android tablet
Just in case the world doesn’t have enough lower-end tablets, Archos has launched the 80 Cobalt, a dual-core Android slate with a yet-unannounced price tag that will probably be relatively inexpensive, if the specs are any indication. There’s no information on launch date yet, but we’re guessing it’ll be out in time for the Christmas rush.

The Archos 80 Cobalt has a 1.6GHz dual-core processor (unnamed), as well as a quad-core GPU. There’s 1GB of RAM, and an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Ports include a micro USB 2.0 and standard 3.5mm audio jack.

While the 80 Cobalt does have a (rear) webcam, it comes in at just 2-megapixels. For those impromptu video conferencing sessions, there’s a 0.3-megapixel front camera as well. Inside you’ll find 8GB of internal storage space and a microSDHC expansion slot with support for up to 64GB if you need more space for you apps and files.

Overall, the 80 Cobalt isn’t something that will make tablet-lovers pay much attention, as it matches dozens of other Android slates with similar specs. However, if the price ends up being lowish, as seems to be the case, this could make a decent cheapo slate for the kids or to give as a Christmas present. No word yet on when this tablet’s going to be released.

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