The Archos Home Connect 35 Android-based alarm clock and internet radio has finally gone up for sale in the US, offering a a 3.5-inch touchscreen, stereo speakers and WiFi b/g/n. Putting Android – v2.2.1 Froyo when we played with the Home Connect 35 back in June - on a compact, battery powered device ideal for your desk or nightstand, the gadget comes preloaded with the TuneIn app for access to over 50,000 internet radio stations.
There’s also a custom ARCHOS Alarm Clock app, which offers weather, traffic and news updates along with the basics like waking you up in the morning. 4GB of onboard storage, plus a microSD card slot, takes care of local files, while there’s also a front-facing VGA webcam and a microphone.
Many of the usual Android apps, like the browser and email, are still loaded, though you don’t get Android Market access; instead, there’s the AppsLib store and the ability to sideload .apk files to your heart’s content. Inside there’s a 1GHz OMAP3630 processor and USB 2.0 connectivity; Archos isn’t saying how long the non-removable battery will last at this stage.
The Archos Home Connect 35 is available now, priced at $149 directly from the company.