Archos 32 Internet tablet sitting pretty with FCC

Summary:For those of you waiting and searching for more Android-based tablets, the Archos 32 appears to be on the way. Except it seems to be suffering from an identity crisis.

For those of you waiting and searching for more Android-based tablets, the Archos 32 appears to be on the way. Except it seems to be suffering from an identity crisis.

The Archos 32 is being labeled both as an Internet tablet and a portable media player. Sure, a laptop can access the Internet and play music, so a tablet should too. But can't a tablet just be called a tablet rather than sticking it in another category?

Additionally, the Archos 32 should probably be labeled as a mobile Internet device rather than as a tablet given the 3.2-inch, 400 x 240 resolution touchscreen.

Regardless, the whole caboodle should be hitting shelves soon as the Archos 32 is currently in transit with the FCC. The agency has released some photos and details, and some of the most important specs to know right now are:

  • ARM Cortex A8 processor
  • 8GB of storage space
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 720p-capable DVR dock
  • Codec support: MKV, H.264, WMV, FLV, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, AAC
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

The Archos 32 is expected to sell for approximately $150 a pop.
[Image via Liliputing]

Topics: Tablets, Android, ARM, Hardware, Laptops, Mobile OS, Storage

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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