Beside offering a killah deal with the $99 (Android 2.2-running) Arnova 7 (covered yesterday), Archos is also set to deliver a more serious tablet experience when it releases the G9 series models, 8-inch and 10.1-inch devices powered by Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).
Known as 80 G9 and 101 G9, Archos' fastest tablets yet are equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 processor, 16GB of flash storage, a 250GB hard drive, a microSD card slot, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a front camera that can record 720p video, GPS, a G-sensor, a compass, a built-in kick stand, and both USB and mini HDMI ports.
The Archos 80 G9, with its 1024 x 768 touchscreen, is set to cost $279, while the 101 G9 (1280 x 800 touchscreen) will hit stores at $349. Both tablets will become available at the end of September together with a USB 3G stick which will be sold separately for $49.