FINALLY! New CAPACITIVE, faster, Arnova 8 with Gingerbread!

New Rockchip RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 capacitive Android 2.3 capacitive tablets
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FINALLY! New CAPACITIVE, faster, Arnova 8 with Gingerbread!

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It is many months overdue, but finally the upgraded Arnova 8 is almost here!

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/archos-ta ... s-the-fcc/

The Arnova 8 G2 is expected to be an updated version of the Arnova 8, we anticipate the following specifications (to be confirmed)

- 8 inches capacitive screen
- Rockchip 2918 CPU
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- WIFI 802.11b/g upgraded to support 802.11n
- six hardware buttons
- front side speakers

I wonder what app markets will be like, what the built-in software will be like? I hope it has good e-mail and calendar software.

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Re: FINALLY! New CAPACITIVE, faster, Arnova 8 with Gingerbre

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Capacitive screen? Check! Much faster CPU? Check! Latest operating 2.0 series system, Gingerbread? Check!

But how much will this cost?

The new Archos 8" Gen9 will be sold soon for $299, and that includes Android Honeycomb 3.2, an even faster CPU with more RAM, and a GPS - plus the official Google Android Market built in.

I don't see how this new Arnoca can compete, unless it sells for $179 or less, and preferably includes more app stores than just AppsLib. Arnova should do what COBY now does, and also include the Amazon App market standard, and maybe add a few other sources as well.
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Re: FINALLY! New CAPACITIVE, faster, Arnova 8 with Gingerbre

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Does anyone have any idea how much RAM this tablet has? IIRC, the previous, resistive model had 256 MB, so I'm guessing this one will have either 256 :( or 512 :) MB of RAM.
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Re: FINALLY! New CAPACITIVE, faster, Arnova 8 with Gingerbre

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512Mb.
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