ARCHOS GamePad availability update: ready for Christmas?


Announced by ARCHOS exactly 3 months ago, the GamePad Android portable game console still hasn’t hit the shelves. Pixmania online shop in France had the GamePad in pre-order with a release date of November 23 which hasn’t been met and the product is actually not listed anymore on their web pages. A French e-tailer specialized in gaming has recently changed the release date to early 2013, while ARCHOS is just giving some vague information on their Facebook.

ARCHOS GamePad in pre-order at, announced for 3rd of January, 2013.

ARCHOS Facebook comments on GamePad availability

Earlier this week, ARCHOS commented on their Facebook page to clarify about the situation about some rumours on potential copyright problems with the name GamePad (also used on latest Nintendo Wii U console) They also gave a vague update on the product release in the “next couple of weeks”.

“Everyone, chill out. There are no copyrighting problems on the name GamePad. The Archos GamePad will be releasing in the next couple of weeks. We decided to hold the launch to squash some last software bugs.”

ARCHOS GamePad specifications

Operating System Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
CPU ARM Cortex A9
Rockchip RK3066 CPU @ 1.5 Ghz
Integrated GPU: Quad-Core Mali-400
Flash Storage Memory Capacity: 8 GB
System Memory 1024 Mb
Additional storage Micro SD slot (SDXC compatible up to 64GB)
Display 1024×600 Expected (TBC)
Capacitive MultiTouch
Bluetooth No (TBC)
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n (TBC)
Gravity Sensor Yes
Camera front facing 
Interfaces MicroSD slot
Android Market / Google Play Yes
Kickstand No

Please visit us again, we will post updates on the ARCHOS GamePad availability as soon as we get new information.

Source: ARCHOS World Wide Facebook Open Consoles (in French)


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