Archos launches new tablets on the all-new Allwinner A31 processor platform, which is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544 GPU. The price is $199 for 8″ 1024×768 (40% cheaper than iPad Mini), $299 for 9.7″ Retina (40% cheaper than the iPad4).
Archos Platinum 8″, 9.7″ Retina, first Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 40% cheaper than Apple
Craig Terblanche of Archos USA shows us the new Archos Titanium range of tablets based on the dual-core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400MP4, on Android 4.1, all Google Certified, 8GB Flash and 1GB RAM, IPS screens, aluminum chassis in thin and light form factors, white color, 7″ 1024×600 $119 (40% cheaper than Nexus7 and Kindle Fire HD), 8″ 1024×768 $169 (50% cheaper than iPad Mini), 9.7″ 2048×1536 Retina $249 (50% cheaper than iPad 4), 10.1″ 1280×800 $199 (50% cheaper than Nexus10).
Phil Geldard of Archos shows and talks about the release of the Archos Gamepad on the US market, scheduled to happen in February 2013 at the price of $169 MSRP. Archos has been trying to ramp up mass manufacturing to be able to deliver to supply the huge demand worldwide that there is for this really cool product. When Archos started selling the device in Europe before Christmas, they sold out of all of their European stock in 4 hours after making it available on their website. Archos hasn’t experienced such strong demand for a product since they launched their Gen8 Donut/Eclair/Froyo Cortex-A8 Android tablets in 2010. I know I’ll be playing all my favorite N64 games on this device in the months to come, as well as any really cool new Android games that I may find.
Nufront’s third generation NS115 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 platform has been taking more and more sales in the Chinese tablet market. Here at CES 2013, Nufront is showing some of the examples for implementations being released with their processor.
Infotmic launches the iMAPx15 at CES 2013 as the cost-down version of their iMAPx820 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 to target the entry-level tablet and laptop market.
Skytex is a tablets brand being sold in US retail stores, that distribute Allwinner single-core and Rockchip dual-core based tablets in different sizes.
Check out this insane tablet from Panasonic, featuring Panasonic’s 4K 20″ display, a capacitive layer, it includes batteries that last about 2 hours on this prototype. This may be the dream tablet for architects, designers, photographers and all resolution enthusiasts which means everyone. How much do you think Panasonic is going to sell this for?
Rockchip is launching their next generation 28nm High-K Metal Gate processor, on the ARM Cortex-A9 with quad-core Mali-400. First devices are to reach the market in the next couple of months.
Microsoft is showing off Surface RT, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, a bunch of devices running these.
Paypal launches a new way to pay for things easily and quickly using a check-process on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the restaurant, launch check in on your paypal app, it launches the restaurant’s menu, you click on the app to order, the server comes with the food, you leave, you’ve already paid. This removes 66% of the waiters effort. Go to a cafe, check-in on paypal, they know you want a cappuccino, you get it quickly and leave, no cash, no confirmation, no anything. You park your car, check in on paypal, that’s it, you’re paying for your car park until you check-out, take the car and leave.
You can watch Paypal CEO, David Marcus’s keynote at LeWeb 2012 here: