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Archos thins out tablets

Archos has unveiled its ultra-thin Gen10 XS tablet line which will include the Archos 101 XS, a 10.1″ tablet that is 0.31″” thin followed by the release of the Archos 97 XS and Archos 80 XS later in 2012.

In addition to creating a new standard of thin for tablets, Archos continues to push the technological boundaries with the innovative Coverboard, a magnetic keyboard conceived for each tablet model that will offer protection, a kickstand, docking and easy typing. The Coverboard is included in the box with each tablet.

The entire Gen10 XS line is Google certified, features Android 4.0 and allows full access to Google Play, featuring over 600 000 apps. The range will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in Q4 2012.

‚””As the pioneer in the Android tablet market, we strive to continually push the technological boundaries of tablets and user experience,‚”” says Henri Crohas, Archos Founder and CEO. ‚””We are taking our tablets to the next level by releasing an entirely new design that will redefine thin while providing more functionality and a better price than any current Android tablet in the market.‚””

The ultra-thin magnetic Coverboard included with all Gen10 tablets enables users to protect, stand and dock the tablet as well as type with a full-size QWERTY keyboard.


The 0.2‚”” thick protective cover is secured to the tablet with magnets. To open, the Coverboard simply twists to separate and reveal the full keyboard and magnetic kickstand.


When docked the Coverboard is powered by the tablet providing hours of productivity. The Coverboard also has a DC in, so when it’s plugged into a power outlet the keyboard functions like a dock and charges the tablet.


The Gen10 XS series come fully equipped with a chicklet-style QWERTY keyboard and a complete version of OfficeSuite Pro 6, a $14.99 value. This critically acclaimed application allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as well as open attachments and read PDF files. Combine that with a full QWERTY keyboard that also has integrated Android shortcut keys for direct access to main tablet functions for the ultimate in productivity.

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