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Archos 28 and 32 PMPs Available Now

Archos 28 and 32 PMPs Available Now

Archos is on a roll today. After officially announcing, and making available for purchase the Archos 70 Internet tablet, the company has also released a pair of Personal Media Players. Smaller form factors, but with the Android Operating System (OS) tucked away inside, making the devices more than just your average MP3 or MP4 player. You'll get to connect to friends, and play games, all on a small "tablet" device.

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France wants tablet-tax for iPad and Android slates while Windows exempt

France wants tablet-tax for iPad and Android slates while Windows exempt

French legislators are considering imposing a tablet-tax that would affect all models with at least 40GB of internal storage, though Windows-based slates would be exempt. The proposal, reported by Numerama, is part of French "private copy" taxation which imposes extra fees on digital media like blank CDs, DVDs and thumb-drives; it's estimated it would add up to €12 ($16) to the cost of Apple's top-spec iPad or Android tablets. However, because Windows is classed as a "full" OS rather than a mobile one like iOS or Android, it escapes the taxation.

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Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

A new version of the Android music player app has leaked ahead of official release, updating the PMP software's UI and bringing it more in line with the Android gallery app. Available from xda-developers if you're willing to try out alpha software, the new app gets refreshed iconography but lacks the media streaming functionality which Google showed off at Google I/O earlier in the year.

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Viliv Media Tablet Phone could be 3G-enabled P3 PMP

Viliv Media Tablet Phone could be 3G-enabled P3 PMP

Viliv's CES 2011 plans were previewed yesterday, with the company's X7 and X10 Android tablets and X70 Windows 7 slate all mentioned, but it turns out that there's a fourth device on the cards which could be even more interesting. Pocketables spotted a Viliv "Media Tablet Phone" mentioned in the invite email but not in any of the press shots, suggesting the company is looking to make an even smaller MID.

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Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner's smartphone OS market share stats are out for Q3 2010, and it makes for positive reading if you're Google. According to the figures, Android market share grew from 3.5-percent in Q3 2009 to 25.5-percent in 2010, making it the second-largest platform worldwide. In the same period, Symbian - which keeps the top spot - dropped from 44.6- to 36.6-percent, while Apple's iOS fell from 17.1- to 16.7-percent.

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ViewSonic MB-P702 PMP/ereader surprises by not being a tablet

ViewSonic MB-P702 PMP/ereader surprises by not being a tablet

We'll admit, we were so intrigued by ViewSonic's ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 100 last week, we didn't spot their MB-P702 PMP/ereader at the booth.  According to imp3, the 7-inch slate may look like yet another tablet, but actually it's a whole lot more focussed than the similarly-sized ViewPad 7.  No Android, no web browsing or Google Maps; just 1080p HD video playback with an HDMI output.

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Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 & 101 Tablets Announced, Feature Android in Range of Sizes

Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 & 101 Tablets Announced, Feature Android in Range of Sizes

We can probably safely assume at this point that tablets are here to stay. At least for awhile. And considering the effort that Archos has already put into the Android-based "tablet" market, there's no surprise here that they've just pulled the curtain off five (5!) brand new tablet devices, all featuring Google's mobile Operating System. Ranging in sizes and prices, as well as plenty of Archos-based "improvements" to the User Interface, meet the family of new Archos tablets.

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Nationite MIDnite Android 2.2 MID: an affordable Cortex A8 tablet?

Nationite MIDnite Android 2.2 MID: an affordable Cortex A8 tablet?

There's been no shortage of Android tablets in recent months, many little more than PMP hardware repurposed for MID duties with a copy of the Google OS; rarer are models based on the speedy ARM Cortex A8 technology as used in the iPad's Apple A4 CPU or Samsung's Hummingbird.  We're curious, then, about the Nationite MIDnite (a WITS A81-E rebadge), packing a 600MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 3530 core with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2 and access to the Android Market, despite a sub-$200 preorder price.

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