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Archos gen 9 tablets to come in June with 1.6 GHz dual-core CPUs, 3G and Honeycomb for 400 euro

For such a minor manufacturer Archos certainly brings plenty of innovation to the table. The Archos 70 and 101 tablets were pretty exciting already with their slim waistlines and remarkable feature to price ratio, but it seems the best is still to come.

The company has just released some details about its upcoming ninth generation tablets and those look like some pretty powerful beasts. For one, they will be packing 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 CPUs, which is 60% better than what the current best (think iPad 2 and XOOM) have to offer.

Then there’s the 3G radio that will be available on all new tablets. The platform of choice is the tablet-friendly Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Another interesting innovation (though we have seen that on previous Archos tablets) is the use of Hard drives instead of SSD in some of their products, allowing for storage capacity of up to 250GB. We just hope the impact on the battery life isn’t too strong.

Anyway, the next generation of Archos tablets should hit the shelves with a nicely sounding €400 price tag in June. We’ll see what’s what then.

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