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Archos 9 PC Tablet suffers FCC teardown

Archos 9 PC Tablet suffers FCC teardown

You can usually rely on the FCC to provide not only pre-announcement shots of upcoming gadgets, but internal images that give modders a good idea of how the final device might be tweaked into something far more useful.  The Archos 9 PC Tablet has already been well fondled in real life - we grabbed one back in September - but thanks to the FCC we now have some teardown shots to counter the glossy exterior images.

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Archos 9 PCtablet hits shelves today

Archos 9 PCtablet hits shelves today

The Archos 9 PCtablet has been somewhat overshadowed by its smaller, Android-based sibling, but the French company would like to remind you that, with the debut of Windows 7, the 9-inch touchscreen "future of netbooks" is now available to buy. £449.99 ($748) gets you a resistive touchscreen, Atom Z515 processor and integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, all in a device 800g and just 1.7cm thick.

Live Archos 9 hands-on gallery after the cut

Archos 5 Android Tablet firmware reportedly stable; Android 1.6 Donut by end of 2009

Archos 5 Android Tablet firmware reportedly stable; Android 1.6 Donut by end of 2009

The Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet saga continues, with sales of the 5-inch PMP still partly frozen on Amazon while the company has also pushed out a new firmware update.  Amazon put the Archos 5 160GB on hold earlier this week after unspecified complaints from buyers; now the 500GB model has come into stock with the retailer, but shows no such sales-freeze.  According to ArchosFans, meanwhile, there's a new, stable firmware - version 1.1.01 - that addresses many early complaints from owners.

Archos 5 160GB Android Tablet sales frozen by Amazon

Archos 5 160GB Android Tablet sales frozen by Amazon

After beginning to ship out on Friday, Amazon have frozen deliveries of the Archos 5 160GB Android Internet Tablet.  According to the product listing, the touchscreen device is "under review", which Amazon explain could mean anything from shipping errors (wrong device, missing accessories, etc), incorrect item descriptions or, more worryingly, "something wrong with our inventory of the item", i.e. a problem with the Tablet itself.

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Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet hands-on [Video]

Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet hands-on [Video]

SlashGear stopped by the Archos launch event last night for the company's new Android-powered Internet Tablet, the Archos 5.  The idea is straightforward: all of Archos' usual media-centric abilities are there, including broad codec support and the ability to play local and network-based content, but rather than their home-grown Linux-based OS the French company has turned to Android and a custom UI shell.

Hands-on video and gallery after the cut

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