Archos Arnova at CEBIT, Low-Cost Android Tablets Targeting European Markets


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Jul 9, 2010
The Archos Arcnova tablets based on the Rockchip RK2818 were supposed to be launched as low-end devices, and will likely become quite popular in European markets. The Rockchip RK2818 contains ARM9 applications processor clocked at about 620MHz as found in the Archos 7 Home Tablet v2.

The Archos Arnova is one of the better looking implementations of Rockchip RK2818 we have seen, featuring typical distinctive Archos design. Pricing for the 8" 4:3 model is $150US, and the 10" wide-screen model will sell for $200US. Both models are to receive hardware revisions in Q2 with Cortex A8 Rockchip RK2918 processors.

We have previously reported about the Rockchip RK2818's emergence in the low-end Android market, also witnessed by the recent surge in popularity with the SoC in the Craig CMP738a in North America, where a 7" variant is retailing at CVS at less than $100USD retail.

However, we do take note that misinformation continues to spread on Rockchip RK2818 devices. In the following video, the reviewer states that the press paper of the Arnova lists a operating clockspeed of 800MHz, and seems to believe that the device is capable of running up to 1GHz, and is clocked at 800MHz. The 800MHz claim is consistent with many Archos 7 Home Tablet v2 listings of reputable vendors, and also across various popular tech blogs. Archos does not actually list the operating frequency on their specifications page, leading to further confusion about the device's capabilities.

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