It looks like Toshiba and ViewSonic won't be alone in the tablet mania set to engulf the IFA trade show in Berlin, with Archos announcing that it will bring five android tablet MIDs to the party. It sounds like this may finally be the long-awaited official launch of the company's next generation Gen 8 Series of internet tablets that we first heard of in April, which were due to launch sometime this summer. Coming in a range of sizes from 2.8 to 10 inches, the Android-running devices will in Archos' own words "feature computing, communications and apps with the power of Android plus Archos’ legendary video quality."
We have almost certainly already seen two of the smaller members of the Gen 8 Series in the form of the Archos A28 and Archos 32, which both looked pretty impressive, particularly the 32. So the early evidence combined with Archos' long lineage in the tablet market means I'm really looking forward to seeeing what the company has in store for us next month.[Pocket-lint]