Android-powered Archos phone tablet coming in 2010
Now that the Archos 5 Internet Tablet (not to be confused with the non-Android Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet) has finally been officially announced and all the specs are out, you may still be wondering about that Android phone Archos has been associated with for the past seven months.
A lot of the early details about that device are consistent with the new Internet Tablet, so it makes sense to assume that there was just a mix-up behind the scenes somewhere. But at today's IT announcement in Paris, Archos made it quite clear that a phone is indeed still on its way. Currently being called the phone tablet and expected to make a grand entrance at CES 2010, the 3.5G-enabled Android handset (shown above) will run a 1GHz ARM Cortex CPU, sport a large 4.3" 854 x 480 touchscreen, and be a mere 0.39" thick.
I still think at least some of the lines got crossed between the phone tablet and the IT, as it seems unlikely that the phone would have up to 500GB of storage as suggested in that February press release, but I guess we'll have to wait until January 2010 to find out for sure . . . unless the FCC and B&H tell us first, of course.[Ubergizmo]