Archos unveils their new Android-based Internet Media Tablet

archos-internet-media-tabletARCHOS combines its multimedia framework and Android telephony stack to deliver a new type of breakthrough Internet Media Tablet. The new IMT will integrate voice capabilities to deliver robust, powerful mobile phone tablets addressing both entertainment and communications needs.

Providing new ways for consumers to access feature-rich content and connect with others, ARCHOS, an awardwinning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player market, announced plans to extend its product line with a new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) combined with a mobile phone, by merging Google’s Android elephony stack and the ARCHOS’ multimedia framework. This new IMT will also incorporate the OMAP™ 3 platform from Texas Instruments, Incorporated (TI) .

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Android provides the IMT with all the functionalities of a premium smartphone and access to
its fast-developing applications environment whist ARCHOS’ rich and proven multimedia
framework will deliver the best entertainment and web-browsing experience.
With the integration of voice, ARCHOS is looking to expand beyond portable media players
to provide solutions for the converged space, where a foundation in high-quality video content
delivery is a benefit. In addition to Android functionality and voice support, the new
ARCHOS’ IMT will offer:
• PC-like Internet experience enhanced by a high-resolution 5” screen and full-width
page viewing
• Adobe Flash™ and Flash Video™ support, full screen
• Access whenever and wherever to TV, movies, photos, music and games
• Uncompromised TV recording and High Definition (HD) playback, all formats
• Hundreds of hours of video storage, up to 500 GB
• Innovative design: compact 10-mm ultra-thin tablet
• Long battery life, 7 hours’ video playback
• 3.5G 7.2 Mb/s HSUPA
• Laptop-like performance from the first implementation of OMAP3440 processor based on the ARM® Cortex™-A8 superscalar microprocessor and DSP

Archos Internet Media Tablet

ARCHOS selected TI’s OMAP 3 applications processor, connectivity and analog products not only for offering low-power, high performance solutions, but to leverage the company’s experience in developing compelling, highly-competitive products based on the Android telephony platform. The level of software investment made by TI on the Android platform allows ARCHOS to quickly and cost effectively deliver an Android-based device that supports advanced features such as the newly integrated voice capabilities.

“ARCHOS was proud to announce the introduction of its ARCHOS 5 HSDPA IMT last year with SFR. We are continuing to advance our efforts in the IMT space with the introduction of this new product,” said Henri Crohas, CEO and ARCHOS founder. “Support for an Androidbased device represents a historical opportunity for ARCHOS to combine all the best of our IMTs with a phone in a single device delivering high quality video and a full web experience in true mobility.” “TI remains committed to helping ARCHOS advance its product line and deliver a new class of devices that builds on a history of delivering rich multimedia experiences,” said Remi El- Ouazzane, vice president and general manager for TI’s OMAP platform business unit. “The OMAP 3 platform, with its support for the Android OS, is a powerful tool to support HD video, high quality multimedia and connectivity anytime and anywhere. ARCHOS’ use of TI technologies, including connectivity and analog solutions, helps to push the boundaries with new products and as we see today, new business models, to be a leading innovator with its new IMTs.”

Source: Press Realese

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