Archos unveiled today their latest Android tablet, the Arnova 7, that’s a true budget-pleasing tablet. The Arnova 7 is a set to launch for only $99, which is cheaper than basic e-readers. But that incredibly low price also means lots of sacrifice when it comes to specs.
The Archos Arnova 7 features a 7-inch screen with only an 800×480 resolution. It will run on Android 2.2 Froyo with 4GB of RAM and support 720p video playback at 30fps of most popular media formats. It will also have Wi-Fi, microSD slot, built-in speaker, mic, and one USB port. The body measures 12mm thick and weighs in at 340 grams or 12 ounces.
However, here comes the sacrifices. No processor specs were listed, which means its definitely not at a speed worth highlighting. And, it doesn’t appear to have either a front or back camera. There’s also no mention of whether it will support GPS and Bluetooth. The device has been on sale in the UK since the end of May and should be arriving soon to the U.S., although no specific date has been given yet.
If you’re aching for an Android tablet but really do have a tighter budget and still want some good specs, then you might take a look at Vizio’s 8-inch tablet that’s set for $349 or hold off to see what Amazon has in store for its first tablet offering this August.