Archos promised we could expect the Archos 7 Home Tablet – announced back at CeBIT 2010 – sometime in April 2010, but it looks like the 7-inch touchscreen slate could be arriving in tandem with the iPad. German retailer Redcoon.de reckon they’ll have the Archos 7 HT in stock in a week’s time, though it’s the slightly more expensive 8GB model rather than the €149 ($203) entry-level 2GB version.
Meanwhile Amazon Germany are suggesting only that the Home Tablet will arrive “soon”. The Archos 7 HT has a 7-inch resistive touchscreen, a battery good for up to 7hrs of video playback or 44hrs of audio playback, and runs the Android OS underneath Archos’ own UI. Despite a relatively underpowered processor initial feedback seems promising, with decent browsing speeds, 720p HD media playback (assuming your files aren’t at too high a bitrate) and good stereo speakers.