Archos Teases New G10 xs Tablets with Dockable Keyboards
French manufacturer Archos has teased us with a video of what is set to become its tenth generation of tablets – the G10 xs series.
In a video posted to YouTube we get a brief glimpse of a computerised render, which appears to be a tablet-cum-netbook, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer style. Archos has created tablets before, and it’s also had a dabble in the netbook market, but this is something completely new.
Although the video is only an early render and likely just a concept at the moment, we’ve noticed a few problems. For starters, the keyboard dock doesn’t feature a mousepad, it’s just a netbook-sized QWERTY keyboard, and that’s it. There’s also no camera on the back, but again, Archos is probably showing this as a proof of concept.
Asides from the video details are scant – Archos hasn’t let anything slip. We know from previous products that the G series run on Android, so we would imagine the G10 xs will feature the latest version of Android, which is likely to be Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich.
We’re told that the tablet is extremely thin at just 7.5mm thick, and with the keyboard it measures 11mm – that’s Transformer Prime-rivalling.
Reuters weighed in earlier today on the new material from Archos, stating that the company will also release a budget tablet range alongside the G10 xs. This range will supposedly be called ‘Archos Elements’, and will be available in three sizes of 7”, 8” and 10”. Reuters claims these tablets will be priced very competitively at €129, €149 and €199 respectively, which is cheaper than the current G9 series.
Check out the teaser video below from Archos and let us know what you think!