Today Archos has revealed a set of smartphones that begin on the low end with the "Archos 35 Carbon", a $99 Vanilla Android handset you'll absolutely have to take a peek at. This machine isn't by any means meant to break the high-end market open with its specifications set, but at $99 USD, you might need to see how low you can go for an off-contract smartphone. It all begins with a lovely 3.5-inch 320x480 pixel IPS LCD display.
This device is tiny, but for $99 USD, one would expect it to be. The Archos 35 Carbon brings you GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radio connectivity. It also brings you Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - not exactly the most desirable build now that it's been out-dated for nearly a year.
You'll be working with a single-core Qualcomm 7225A processor clocked at 1.0 Ghz while your RAM racks up to 512MB. You'll have 4GB of internal storage space while you have the ability to add a 32GB microSD card in this device's microSD card slot for memory expansion. This device also comes in at a cool 117 x 62.3 x 10.2 mm small - small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
This device works with dual-sim functionality so you can switch between carriers as you move through different parts of the country and the world. Though we don't often see this feature appearing useful here in the USA, internationally such a perk will be well received!
Have a peek at the Archos tag portal for more information on the other Archos smartphones launching today - they only get bigger from here!