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Archos si prepara all’IFA 2013 con smartphone e tablet, ma in futuro arriverà anche uno smartwatch

Nicola Ligas -

Fra i tanti produttori dai quali ci aspettiamo novità all’IFA di Berlino, non avevamo ancora parlato di Archos, che fa adesso sentire la sua voce con uno smartphone ed un gran numero di tablet.

Tra i protagonisti troviamo tablet della gamma Platinum, dotati di processori quad-core, design in alluminio, e risoluzioni fino a 2.048 x 1.536 pixel.

Abbiamo poi l’Archos 101xs2, nell’immagine di apertura, che si contraddistingue per la tastiera ad aggancio magnetico e per la presenza di processore quad-core e doppi speaker stereo anteriori (ovviamente non chiamateli BoomSound).

Archos ChildPad è invece la proposta per i più piccoli, in cui i contenuti di Google Play verranno appositamente filtrati per la particolare fascia di pubblico cui sono destinati.

Archos GamePad 2 sarà invece l’ovvia evoluzione del precedente modello, del quale però l’azienda non svela alcuna indiscrezione.

Rimanendo ancora in ambito tablet (l’avevamo detto che erano tanti!), troviamo la serie Xenon: 3 tavolette delle quali Archos sottolinea l’economicità, a dispetto di Samsung ed Apple, pur essendo dotati di processori quad-core, schermo HD e connettività 3G.

Arriviamo infine agli smartphone: il modello di punta sarà il 50 Oxygen, con schermo IPS full HD (intuitivamente da 5”), processore quad-core a 1,5 GHz, 16 GB di Memoria, e fotocamere da 13 e 5 megapixel. La gamma Titanium invece costituirà gli entry-level da 4” con processori dual-core, dual SIM e prezzo contenuto. Infine ci saranno anche smartphone della serie Platinum, sui quali però non abbiamo dettagli.

Ci siamo dimenticati un solo dettaglio: tutti questi prodotti sono basati su Android, spesso praticamente stock e immutato rispetto a come Google l’ha fatto. Dulcis in fundo, Archos afferma di voler sviluppare un’intera gamma di ”

Connected Objects, including a unique Smart Watch concept“. Come e quando? Senz’altro non adesso, ma è l’ulteriore conferma di come la wearable tech sia ormai destinata a diventare sempre più di moda.

IFA 2013: ARCHOS Confirms Mobile Connected Strategy with Innovative Tablet and Smartphone Lineup

ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android devices, is pleased to announce its tablet and smartphone strategy for year-end 2013.

Leveraging its four years of Android expertise, ARCHOS has optimised its product development aiming at offering innovative products based on Android and focused into the mobility segment, from tablets to smartphones to connected objects.

“This combination of innovation, value for money and rich product portfolio should allow ARCHOS to further increase its market share in the coming months,” said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.

CONTINUING TABLET INNOVATION: Powerful, Google certified tablets with HD screens

The Platinum range – featuring Quad-Core processors, sleek Aluminum design, wireless display technology and IPS screens up to 2048 x 1536 running Android 4.2.

The new Gen11 tablet, the ARCHOS 101xs2, is designed for performance, media playback and productivity. Powered by a quad-core processor with HD IPS screen it also features front-facing dual stereo speakers and ARCHOS’ unique magnetic keyboard functionality.

RENEWING THE THEMED TABLET RANGE: products designed for specific use

Unique to the new line of themed devices is a home screen application developed by ARCHOS that curates the more than 1 million apps inside of Google Play™. Here each user can discover a selection of apps that best fits the purpose of the tablet making it easier for the end user to find the right content.

The new ARCHOS ChildPad range features a user interface designed for children, Google Play filtered for children, full parental controls and will run Android 4.2. Additionally, this range will feature the 101 Childpad designed to bridge the gap from the digital world of the tablet to content in the real world using magnetic figurines.

For gamers, the new ARCHOS GamePad 2 is the perfect combination of Android tablet and gaming console with access to thousands of the latest games. More details on this device to be released soon.

EXPANDING ANDROID EXPERTISE TO 3G TABLETS & SMARTPHONES

Expanding its deep Android expertise and answering user demand, ARCHOS is moving full speed ahead enhancing its existing line of 3G and 3G + tablets.

The new ARCHOS Xenon Range of 3 tablets will feature HD screens, up to Quad-Core CPUs, and will run Android 4.2 offering 3G connected devices cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets.

The new ARCHOS Smartphone line will include the Oxygen range, additions to the Platinum range and the Titanium range. All smartphones will feature pure un-skinned Android OS and Google Certification.

The flagship smartphone, the ARCHOS 50 oxygen, features a full HD IPS screen, Quad-Core CPU at 1.5 GHz, 16GB storage, Android 4.2 and 13MP back camera and a 5 MP front camera.

The Titanium range, starting at £99 with a 4 inch device, will feature Dual-Core CPUs, Bluetooth, GPS, Dual SIM card slots, Android 4.2, 5MP back cameras and 0.3 MP front cameras.

Archos will provide further details and unveil this product strategy on their stand at IFA 2013, located in Hall 17, Stand 106.

Further information will also be available on the Archos website upon launch – www.archos.com.

Future plans in the ARCHOS product strategy include enriching its smartphone lineup with the addition of 4G LTE models and to develop a full range of Connected Objects, including a unique Smart Watch concept.

Via: Engadget
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