More is apparently better when you’re competing against a product like Apple’s iPad.
Archos on Tuesday announced five new Android-based tablets.
From the lower-priced Archos 28 and 32 Internet tablets to the wide-screen Archos 70 and 101 Internet tablets, the company’s new product line offers a combination of Web browsing, games, eBooks, social networking and other apps alongside HD video and music.
The tablets, most of which are slated for release in September, carry suggested retail prices that range from $100 to $350, depending on size and specs. Notably, Archos promises that all of the tablets will come running Android 2.2 (Froyo).
The smaller Archos 28 and 32 offer MP3 and MP4 support, alongside music and video playback. They start at $99.99 and seem to resemble Apple’s iPod touch products, or other smaller tablet-type devices like the Dell Streak.
On the other end of the spectrum, and perhaps the closest of the Archos products to an iPad competitor, is the 101 Internet tablet, which features a 10.1-inch high-resolution screen, 1 GHz processor, high-speed Wi-Fi-n technology, Bluetooth and USB.
The 101 is available this fall with a recommended retail price of $299.99 (8GB) and $349.99 (16GB).