- Aug 6, 2010
Another Archos update: The 43 is finally shipping in the US. If you have been waiting for this smaller format tablet, it is finally available according to these sources <link> <Link> There is a small issue though. Only the 16 Gb model is shipping. The lower price 8 Gb model is still stuck in the pipeline.
The 16 Gb is more expensive ($250USD) and is comparable in size to the prior Archos 5 and IMT 5 PMP/tablets.
The 16Gb mini-Tablet is featured filled and offers many of the same elements promised for the Archos 70 and 101. The differerce is size, resistive screen, Camera(s) and weight
The following features describes the core features of the Archos 43
• 4.3 inch, 854x480 pixel resistive touchscreen display
• Google Android 2.2
• 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU
• Graphics accelerator with support for 3D OpenGL ES 2.0
• Video codec support including 720p MPEG, H.264, and WMV, with optional MPEG-2 codec
• FLAC, WMA, WAV, AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis audio playback (optional AC3 plugin)
• 2MP camera with 720p HD video recording
• USB 2.0 port with USB 2.0 Host support
• HDMI output (cable sold separately)
• 802.11b/g/n WiFi
• Bluetooth 2.1
• Speaker, Microphone,
• MicroSD card slot
• Weight - 4.6 ounces
• Battery Life - up to 12 hours of battery life web use, 10 hours- video playback, or 36 hours - music playback
The one item in regards to Archos 70 and 101 seen in Europe. These units have been bundled with 2.1 with the 2.2 firmware to follow.