The first wave of Android tablets from Archos are set to hit U.S. shores in the next two months, the company announced this morning.Archos will be releasing 5 new tablets, all based on Android 2.2. The tablets run in size from 3 inches to 10 inches, and in price from $100 to $350.
Instead, you get Archos’ app store, which probably won’t have a terribly impressive selection of applications. Especially compared to the iPad.
These tablets will not dent iPad sales. Sure, they’re slightly cheaper, and they run on Android, which is a plus for some people, but we get the feeling Android 2.2 is not a good fit for the larger screen. Google is telling partners to wait for Android 3.0.
These Archos tablets might be OK for web surfing experience, but they will not provide a complete tablet computing experience.
Archos tablets are going to be WiFi only. The small devices are coming September and the bigger tablets are due in mid-October.