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Archos announces 70b Internet Tablet: Honeycomb, 1.2GHz processor for $199

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Archos announced today the 70b Internet Tablet, a $199 tablet running Android 3.2 that will be available in January.

Archos 70b Internet Tablet
Archos 70b Internet Tablet

After the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet came out, we suspected we'd start to see the price of Android tablets shift downward, and it looks like we were right — Archos just announced the 70b Internet Tablet, a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet that costs just $199. It may be cheap, but the spec list is solid: 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 capacitive multitouch display. Archos also says it's the first sub-$200 tablet to run Android 3.2, though there are other Honeycomb-running tablets like the $199 T-Mobile SpringBoard. Of course, Archos hasn't made a name for itself with great tablet hardware and Honeycomb still feels somewhat incomplete, but at $199 it's possible we could forgive and forget. The 70b will hit stores in January, but by then its price tag might not be so special — we're betting on a flood of cheap tablets at CES in a few weeks.