[Update] Arnova 7c G3 updated on Arnova website, product starts shipping in Holland


Arnova 7c G3 is a small upgrade to the existing 7c G2 model. It features nearly the same design as the current 7c G2 model, but the logos have moved and the capacitive buttons are gone. It has also got a performance boost, it now features an Qualcomm MSM8255 (Snapdragon S2) processor running @1.4GHz and 1GB 512 Mb of RAM. It seems to be an high-end tablet even featuring micro HDMI and bluetooth. Arnova 7c G3 is, so far, the only tablet from the Arnova G3 line-up to have GPS with Sygic application preinstalled.

Update 2012/07/02: Arnova has updated their website with the Arnova 7c G3 pages. There is little disapointment on the tablet system memory of 512 Mb where 1 Gb would feel more confortable with Android 4.0 ICS and apparently there won’t be any installed GPS application.

Now, following the recent news about the availability for the capacitive ChildPad, Arnova 7c G3 started shipping in Holland. The 7c G3 is listed as being stock at various resellers and the asking price varies between 200 and 230EUR.

We expect Arnova 7c G3 soon to start shipping in other countries too(like it was the case with the ChildPad), but the current stock may be very small. You can find the full list with shops offering the 7c G3 in the Netherlands here.

Arnova 7c G3 specifications
(updated specifications from Arnova website)

  • Flash memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable via micro SDHC Slot
Operating system
  • ANDROID™4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”
  • 1.4GHz CPU (Qualcomm MSM8255 ? to be confirmed)
  • 512 Mb
  • 7” capacitive screen, TFT LCD, 16 million colours
  • 800 x 480 screen resolution
  • Built-in GPS (application not included)
Audio Playback
  • MP3
  • Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
  • Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible) Up to 32 GB
Communication protocols
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Front camera 0.3Mpxls
  • Back Camera 3Mpxls
  • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
  • G-sensor
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro HDMI output
  • USB HOST function
Power source
  • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
  • USB Power adapter/charger
Battery life
  • Video playback time: TBC
  • Music playback time:TBC
Dimensions & weight
  • 199.4 mm x 119.2 mm x 10.8 mm – 360 g / 7.8’’ x 4.69’’ x 0.4’’ – 12.69 oz
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac OS or Linux in mass storage mode
Computer interface
  • USB 2.0 interface
Package includes
  • ARNOVA 7c G3, USB cable, power adapter,  Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

Arnova 7c G3 product page on Arnova website.