Archos gaat een Internet Media Tablet op de markt brengen, gebaseerd op Android. De tablet kan echter meer dan alleen internetten: je kunt er ook mee bellen en krijgt toegang tot de Android Market om extra applicaties te installeren. Het mooie aan dit apparaat is dat het slechts 10 mm dik wordt. Het krijgt een 5 inch touchscreen en 500 GB opslagruimte. De Internet Media Tablet komt in het derde kwartaal van 2009 op de markt.
Archos heeft gekozen voor de OMAP3440-processor van Texas Instrument om een “laptop-achtige ervaring” te kunnen leveren. De tablet ondersteunt Adobe Flash en Flash Video, kan tv-programma’s opnemen en afspelen, geeft toegang tot tv, films, foto’s muziek en games en kan honderden uren videomateriaal bevatten. Met een volle batterij kun je 7 uur videofilms kijken. Voor de tv-functie zal Archos een DVB-SH digitale tv-tuner kunnen inbouwen. Voor internet is 3.5G HSUPA/HSDPA beschikbaar met een downloadsnelheid tot 7,2 Mbps.
Hieronder het persbericht:
ARCHOS combines its multimedia framework and Android telephony stack to deliver a new type of breakthrough Internet Media Tablet
The new IMT will integrate voice capabilities to deliver robust, powerful mobile phone tablets addressing both entertainment and communications needs
DALLAS and IGNY, France, Feb. 9 †” Providing new ways for consumers to access feature-rich content and connect with others, ARCHOS, an award-winning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player market, announced plans to extend its product line with a new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) combined with a mobile phone, by merging Google`s Android telephony stack and the ARCHOS` multimedia framework. This new IMT will also incorporate the OMAP(TM) 3 platform from Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) .
Android provides the IMT with all the functionalities of a premium smartphone and access to its fast-developing applications environment with ARCHOS` rich and proven multimedia framework will deliver the best entertainment and web-browsing experience.
With the integration of voice, ARCHOS is looking to expand beyond portable media players to provide solutions for the converged space, where a foundation in high-quality video content delivery is a benefit. In addition to Android functionality and voice support, the new ARCHOS` IMT will offer:
ARCHOS selected TI`s OMAP 3 applications processor, connectivity and analog products not only for offering low-power, high performance solutions, but to leverage the company`s experience in developing compelling, highly-competitive products based on the Android telephony platform. The level of software investment made by TI on the Android platform allows ARCHOS to quickly and cost effectively deliver an Android-based device that supports advanced features such as the newly integrated voice capabilities.
†œARCHOS was proud to announce the introduction of its ARCHOS 5 HSDPA IMT last year with SFR. We are continuing to advance our efforts in the IMT space with the introduction of this new product,† said Henri Crohas, CEO and ARCHOS founder. †œSupport for an Android-based device represents a historical opportunity for ARCHOS to combine all the best of our IMTs with a phone in a single device delivering high quality video and a full web experience in true mobility.†
†œTI remains committed to helping ARCHOS advance its product line and deliver a new class of devices that builds on a history of delivering rich multimedia experiences,† said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager for TI`s OMAP platform business unit. †œThe OMAP 3 platform, with its support for the Android OS, is a powerful tool to support HD video, high quality multimedia and connectivity anytime and anywhere. ARCHOS` use of TI technologies, including connectivity and analog solutions, helps to push the boundaries with new products and as we see today, new business models, to be a leading innovator with its new IMTs.†
ARCHOS is marrying its rich digital media history with voice functionality to tackle new markets. ARCHOS` new Android-based IMT with voice functionality will be released in 3Q 2009.
ARCHOS released the first pocket-sized HD-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000 and since that time has revolutionised consumer electronics devices. The company invented the portable media player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to Portable Media Players.
ARCHOS have also introduced the Internet Media Tablet range – the 5, 5g and 7 – offering users instant, uncompromising access to the internet, media content and TV.
Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ISIN Code FR0000182479. .www.archos.com
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