Archos 7 Home Tablet now shipping in June

Archos_7_ht_shipping_2 Following a slightly drawn out period from when we first heard about European retailers taking pre-orders and shipping by mid-April and Amazon doing the same in the US but without a confirmed release date, Archos has now made an official announcement that it will be shipping the Archos 7 Home Tablet ($199.99 for 8GB) to US retailers in early June. This is a bit later than what most people were expecting, but there is some good news for those who pre-ordered the tablet, as they can look forward to receiving their units a bit earlier, around the end of May.

Unfortunately the press release also confirms that the Archos 7 HT will be unable to access Android Market with app access limited to the company's AppsLib store, like the Archos 5 Android. The tablet will also come with a few apps pre-installed including eBuddy and Aldiko's e-reader software. Strangely there is still no mention of when we can expect to see the Archos 8 HT.

[Engadget]
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One thought on “Archos 7 Home Tablet now shipping in June

  • May 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm
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    The following is taken from Amazon’s description of the Archos 7 HT :

    …..
    Android Applications
    Enjoy a selection of pre-installed applications ready for use straight out of the box. Also, since the ARCHOS 7 is an Android-based system, you can customize your home tablet by downloading your favorite applications. Choose from thousands available in the Android Market. You can also access a large variety of free and purchasable applications directly from the AppsLib store. These apps are sorted by genre, ratings and date to help you find the one you want.

    According to Amazon……Apps are not limited to the AppsLib Store.

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