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Archos GamePad hands-on

Archos GamePad hands-on

We're not exactly used to Archos making waves within the tablet industry, but the company definitely turned some heads when it announced its new GamePad last year. The idea is simple: make an Android tablet and give it physical controls for gaming. Mobile gamers frequently complain about touch controls and how they're not usually as good as dedicated controls, so why not?

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Archos 97 Titanium HD comes with 2048×1536 resolution

Archos 97 Titanium HD comes with 2048×1536 resolution

It looks like there's another competitor to take on the Nexus 10 and the iPad, both of which have super high-resolution displays that are unmatched by pretty much every other tablet. However, Archos has a new tablet that looks to take on the displays of both the iPad and Nexus 10. The 97 Titanium HD comes with a 2048x1536 resolution, and while it's not quite up there with the Nexus 10, it's still extremely high-resolution for a tablet.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and we'll be at the weekend once again. This afternoon started with a bang, with Spotify holding a press conference to announce a number of things. Perhaps most importantly, the service has 1 million paying subscribers in the US, with 5 million worldwide. The company also launched Spotify Collections and the Spotify Music Graph today, announcing a new web app for all users too. Finally, we found out that Metallica's full catalog of music has been added to Spotify, so all of you metal fans have a reason to celebrate this evening.

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ARCHOS GamePad hits Europe today, USA in 2013

ARCHOS GamePad hits Europe today, USA in 2013

The folks at ARCHOS have today announced retail availability for their new GamePad device for Europe with plans to unleash the device in the USA in the first quarter of 2013. This device is a sort of a gaming hybrid with physical controls on the sides of a center touchscreen display, this making it both a tablet and a personal gaming console. This machine will be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a collection of ARCHOS-added apps for a lovely gaming experience.

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Archos announces 80 Cobalt Android tablet

Archos announces 80 Cobalt Android tablet

Just in case the world doesn't have enough lower-end tablets, Archos has launched the 80 Cobalt, a dual-core Android slate with a yet-unannounced price tag that will probably be relatively inexpensive, if the specs are any indication. There's no information on launch date yet, but we're guessing it'll be out in time for the Christmas rush.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 29, 2012

It's IFA week, which means that we had a lot of news flooding out of Germany. Let's get to it, shall we? Samsung and Sony both had a ton of big reveals today, and all of the coverage you could ever hope for is collected in our Samsung IFA 2012 Wrap-Up and our Sony IFA 2012 Wrap-Up. In those posts, you'll find links to all of the major reveals and announcements both companies made today, as well links to our hands-on posts with the day's major devices. Be sure to check those out if you're looking for a recap of the news from Samsung and Sony's events.

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ARCHOS GamePad gets physical for Android gaming

ARCHOS GamePad gets physical for Android gaming

This week the folks at ARCHOS have revealed the GamePad, a gaming tablet with physical controls integrated into the device itself. This device brings on a lovely 7-inch display made to display games like the brand new Gameloft title Asphalt 7 - a racing game to be reckoned with. This device comes packed with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with a Mali 400mp quad-core GPU for high-class graphics.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 22, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 22, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday, folks. This particular hump day saw news that the Department of Justice and the FBI have brought down a trio of websites that dealt in pirated Android apps, while a picture of a mini dock USB cable for the iPhone 5 surfaced as well. Microsoft announced a number of things related to the Xbox 360 today, kicking off a search for people to beta test its new dashboard update, permanently dropping the price of the Kinect by $40, and announcing Xbox 360 Essentials packs, which come packed with accessories to accommodate Xbox 360 owners.

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