Archos phone tablet could be coming soon, very soon

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Noreve is one of my favorite gadget accessory companies and usually my first stop when I want to reward a new device that I really like. Within the past week, I got two items that were on my holiday wishlist—the HTC HD2 and PSP Go—and since I'm enjoying both of them very much, I headed to Noreve to see what kind of leather cases were available.

While there, I scrolled down to the bottom of the home page like I always do to check out the list of upcoming products. Considering that the Archos phone tablet didn't make its official debut at CES 2010 like many were expecting, I was surprised to see a Tradition leather case for it included on Noreve's list. Most, if not all, of the other devices are either already available or on the road to becoming so, so it would seem that the 1GHz ARM Cortex-powered Android phone is well on its way toward release as well.

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As a quick reminder, the long-rumored Archos phone tablet was briefly shown by Archos at a press conference last September with the images and details you can see above: 3.5G phone, 1GHz ARM Cortex, 4.3-inch touchscreen, 854 x 480 resolution, 10mm thick (that's 1mm thinner than the HD2!).

Being listed on Noreve's site doesn't mean the device will definitely be released sooner than later, of course, but it seems pretty likely to me, especially because clicking on the product name leads to a placeholder page with a note about the case either being "in the manufacturing process or out of stock."

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Like the leather case, I'm sure we'll see and hear more about the Archos phone tablet "very soon."

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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