Hoping to give the Nook Color a bit of competition, the Archos 70c colorized e-book reader is ready to pre-order in the United States.
A ship date hasn't been revealed yet, but interested buyers can head to JR.com already. Priced at $149, this slate isn't a bad deal - at least not on paper.
The Archos 70c sports a 7-inch TFT resistive display (800 x 480 resolution), a 600MHz processor, 4GB of onboard storage space, Wi-Fi, and an SD card slot. The Android 2.1-based device should also deliver up to 10 hours of use time on a single charge.
As long as the Archos 70c doesn't suffer from a ton of setbacks and delays like some other under-the-radar gadgets, then this e-book reader has a chance.
[via Good eReader]