Archos reveals 8-inch Helium 4G tablet, octa-core Oxygen smartphone before MWC

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Triple_slide_5_HDThe Mobile World Conference doesn’t begin until later this month, but Archos has already begun revealing some products that they will be introducing at the event. There’s the the 80 Helium 4G, an 8-inch, £230 tablet that has a Cortex-A7 quad-core processor, 4G/LTE and Android 4.3. Also, Archos is going to have a 5-inch, dual-SIM smartphone called the 50c Oxygen, which features a 720p IPS display, MediaTek octa-core CPU, Jelly Bean, and a 6.77-mm thick body.

The devices won’t launch until later this year, but the company will show them off in Barcelona.

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Archos announces 3 low-end tablets

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The 90 Neon, 97 Neon, and 101 Neon tablets have been announced by Archos and boy do they look awful on paper. The 90 Neon sports a 9-inch 800×480 screen, the 97 Neon will have a 9.7-inch screen with a 1024×768 resolution, and finally the 101 Neon will have a 10.1-inch screen with an odd resolution of 1024×600. Thankfully the internals do get better, although it still won’t make you want one. Each device dons a quad-core Cortex-A9 ARM chip of unidentified make clocked at 1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM.

These devices should be cheap and affordable, release dates are still to be determined.

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Hands on with Archos Connected Self and Connected Home accessories at CES 2014

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Home automation and fitness monitoring are going to be huge over the next few years, and Archos wants in on the action. They unveiled Connected Self and Connected Home accessories at CES 2014, and we had a chance to learn more about them.

Connect Self includes an app that tracks key health metrics for up to 8 different users. Some of the accessories include a Connected Scale, an Activity Tracker wristband, and a blood pressure monitor. They will retail for no more than about $100 each.

Connected Home includes a custom tablet and app that serves as the guts of the system. Then you can add various accessories including a Smart Tracker (GPS tracker with 3G capability), Weather Station, camera, motion ball, movement tag, weather tag, and smart plug. The Connected Home tablet station will cost $199 and will include a camera and motion ball.

Hit the break for a look at both the Connected Self and Connect Home accessories and how they work.

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Hands on with the ARCHOS smartwatches at CES 2014

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Besides smartphones and tablets, Archos is pushing into the wearables market. While they haven’t officially given these devices names, were able to get a hands on with some of these devices. Archos is looking at pushing three different smartwatches each with different screen technologies. What this means is that we’re going to see differing battery life for each device. There is an E-Ink screen (battery life of one-two weeks), an LCD capacitive screen (a days use worth) and a memory LCD  (battery life of one week).

The company is foregoing the camera on the device which will help with the pricing a bit. They prices will range from $50 to $200. If you’re interested in checking them out we have the hands on after the break. Keep it locked here for more hands on with this years newest tech at CES 2014.

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Hands on with the ARCHOS 50 Oxygen, 50 Platinum, 53 Titanium, 50 Titanium, 45 Titanium, 45 Platinum and 40 Titanium at CES 2014

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Archos is already on a roll this new year with a slew of new devices. The company took to CES to announce multiple tablets, smartphones and wearables. The newest smartphones are all running various versions of Jelly Bean from 4.1.2 to 4.3. On the spec side of things, the phones will carry either dual or quad-core processors. Each will have 1GB of RAM, and displays that range from 4.5 inches to 5.0 inches. While some of the hardware could be considered mid-range, Archos is looking to make its presence in the smartphone market. We have a hands on for you after the break. Enjoy.

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Hands on with the ARCHOS 101 XS 2 tablet at CES 2014

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The other day we saw Archos debut a new tablet. The 101 XS 2 as its known is an Android 4.2.2 tablet rocking a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and comes at at price of £249.99 ($401.13). On top of that it has front facing speakers, a la HTC One style. It also comes with a keyboard cover that protects the screen and is set to launch in the UK next month.

For those of you wanting a hands on with the device just to see how it works, we have it for you after the break.

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Hands on with Archos ChildPad 2 at CES

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Archos has unveiled their ChildPad tablet successor, the 10 inch ChildPad 2. This tablet features an IPS 10 inch screen and a dual-core processor, along with some child-friendly features. The ChildPad 2 features a front-facing camera for video calls, many kid friendly apps and features, and the Google Play Store. It also comes with a small plastic teddy bear USB drive that contains music, movies, or other files when connected to the tablet. Overall, it’s a pretty good choice if you’re looking for a tablet for children. You can find a full hands on video below, and you can find the rest of our CES coverage here. » Read the rest

Hands on with the Archos GamePad 2 at CES

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Last year at CES, Archos showed off their GamePad tablet device. It was a pretty unique tablet-hybrid, but it wasn’t without faults. This year, Archos has brought a much improved GamePad 2 to CES that improves a number of things to create a really great Android gaming experience.

The device runs a quad-core CPU with a Mali 400 GPU and 2 GB of RAM for excellent performance, and the 7 inch screen has a 1280 x 800 resolution for crisp details. The gaming buttons on the device have been polished and improved with the GamePad 2, and Archos has included a handful of new software tweaks and improvements. Overall, it looks like a great follow-up to the original GamePad. You can check out our hands on video below to see it in action.

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Archos to release two 4G LTE smartphones at CES 2014

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Archos announced today that they will be releasing two new 4G LTE capable smartphones at CES 2014 next week. These devices will mark Archos’ entry into the 4G market and consistent with their commitment to provide consumer-friendly technology, the devices will be unlocked. The devices will also be affordably priced at €199.99 (≈$273 USD) for the Archos 45 Helium 4G and €239.99 (≈$328 USD) for the higher end Archos 50 Helium 4G.

Both devices will come equipped with a quad-core processor running at 1.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM, and support for microSD cards for external storage. The Archos 45 Helium 4G will come with a 4.5-inch 854×480 resolution screen and a 5MP camera. The Archos 50 Helium 4G is slightly larger with a 5.0-inch 1280×720 resolution screen and has a slightly better camera at 8 MP along with a marginally larger battery at 2000mAh versus its sibling’s 1700mAh batter. Both devices will come loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

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Archos to announce multiple connected devices at CES, including a smartwatch, home camera, and weather station

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Archos has announced several devices they’ll be showing off at CES, and it looks like they’re going to put on quite a show. Connected home and health devices is the theme for Archos’s new round of devices, which includes a home camera system, a weather station, an activity tracker, a smartwatch, and even a blood pressure monitor. All of these will be controlled through one central Archos Connected Self App that works on any Android or iOS device for maximum compatibility. The app will allow you to connect to your ecosystem of connected devices from anywhere, which is basically an early entry into home automation like what we’re seeing other OEMs push for.

Aside from the home automation, health devices are the other point of focus for Archos. The Connected Self application will sync to things like the Archos Connected Scale, Activity Tracker, and Blood Pressure Monitor to allow users to keep up with health information synced from across multiple devices. Health and fitness has been an area with a quickly growing market, and Archos wants to take advantage of that.

All of the devices look cool on paper, but we’ll actually get to see them in action next week at CES.

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