The Archos 70b Internet Tablet (IT), a product refresh of the Archos 70 IT was demoed at the CES 2012 and is now hitting the market. It is available on Archos Store and should selling at major retailers in the coming days. The Archos 70b IT has a TI OMAP 3 processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, a 7 inches capacitive screen offering 1024×600 pixels resolution and is updated to run Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
When looking at the tablet casing, there does not seem to be notable difference between the 70 IT and the 70b IT, we just noted the power connector has disparead, the tablet is now being charged thru the USB connector
Operating systemLike all the Archos Gen8 devices, the Archos 70b IT was initially released with Android 2.2 Froyo.
Thanks to the 512 Mb of RAM, it can also run Android 3 Honeycomb.
Archos currently supplies both firmwares in Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 3.21 (Honeycomb)
The Froyo firmware does not contain any Android Market, that can still be installed thru ArcTools application.
When Android 3.21 firmware is installed, the device gets access to Android Market.
PerformanceThanks to Jbmm.fr we have some benchmark information on the tablet.
Archos 70b Internet Tablet
Archos 70 Internet Tablet
|TI OMAP 3630 es1.2
1024 x 600 pixels
|TI OMAP 3630 es1.1
800 x 480 pixels
||512 Mo||256 Mo|
Different screen resolution !
||Native score: 4065
Java score: 1426
Overall score: 2442
|Native score: 2741
Java score: 961
Overall score: 1673
|AMAZON USA||$ 75||AMAZON UK||£ 97.75||AMAZON DE||149 EUR||AMAZON FR||117 EUR|
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