Arnova 7e G2 Dual Touch (Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 7″ resistive dual touch, 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8) eReader unveiled


Archos is just releasing a product refresh to their Archos 70b/c eReader with the new Arnova 7e G2 Dual Touch.

The 7 inches screen offers a resolution of 800×480 pixels (16/9 ratio), with a Dual Touch resistive inout. The processor is announced to be an ARM Cortex A8 running at 1 GHz, we can expect a Rockchip RK2918, common to most of the other Arnova G2. Arnova 7e G2 Dual Touch is eBook reading oriented with the two buttons (like a left and right) on each side of the tablet. Moreover, the design is quite slim (11.2 mm thick) and light (370 g).

No price or availability given yet.

Specs from the product page

Tech Specs

Internal Storage • 4GB internal memory + SD slot to extend memory (up to 32 GB* cards)
Application Framework • ANDROID™ 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Display characteristics • 7” High resolution resistive dual touch colorscreen TFT – 800 x 480 pixels
Text Formats1 • EPUB, PDF (including Adobe DRM EPUB and PDF format), FB2, TXT
Music Playback2 • MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV
Photo viewer3 • JPEG, BMP
Video Playback3 • MPEG-4 AVI, FLV, MPG, RM, RMVB, FLV, MP4, DAT, VOB, MKV, MOV (up to 1080p Full HD)
Speakers • Built-in Speakers
Other applications • Book library, Web browser, e-mail, Alarm clock, Weather forecast, Games, Appslib
Battery life4 • Charging 3 hours, Internet access : 8 hours
Dimensions & weight • Dimensions: 7.48” x 5.11 ” x 0.44 ” – 190 mm x 130 mm x 11.2 mm

• Weight: 13 oz – 370 grams

Compatibility • Windows2000/XP/Vista/Windows7® and Mac® OS 10.7 or above in mass storage mode
Connectivity • USB 2.0 High Speed, Fast b/g WiFi
Package includes • ARNOVA 7e G2 Dual Touch, Power Adaptor, USB Cable Mini B/A, user manual

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1 EPUB, PDF (Adobe DRM PDF and EPUB supported), FB2
2 Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
3 Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible. (HD video 720p)
4 Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.

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Pictures: Arnova website.

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