Archos’ latest range of Internet Media Tablets, the 5 and 7, are on sale in many markets worldwide, but if you want the 5g version with integrated HSDPA you’ll have to head to France. SFR is so-far the only carrier to have publicly signed up to the WWAN PMP; their official launch is expected later this week, but they’ve been scooped by November’s issue of Stuff magazine.
Update: Stuff got the pricing wrong; see here for official details.
The “Archos 5 3G+”, as Stuff call it, will cost €279 ($363) with a monthly data charge of €29.90 ($39). It’ll be launched alongside a rebadged version of the Aigo P8860 called the “MI PC Pocket”, also 3G enabled, priced at €349 ($448) with the same monthly data package.
Those prices both seem pretty steep, though there’s no indication as to whether they’re contract-free or require a 12-24 month service agreement. If the latter, then it would’ve been nice for SFR to subsidize the Archos 5g a little more. No word on exact release date.