We heard about Archos’ Android Jelly Bean-powered GamePad coming to the U.S. in February for $169, but as you could probably tell, it didn’t make its official debut last month. We’re not sure what exactly caused its delay to come to the U.S., but the Archos GamePad has just made itself available in the U.S. starting today.
The Archos GamePad will come with Android 4.1, a 7-inch display capable of a 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, a Mali-400 MP GPU, 8GB of internal flash storage, 1GB of RAM and, of course, physical buttons. The button layout on the Archos GamePad reminds us of the the original PSP as its thumbsticks look to be that same quality.
The U.S. version of the Archos GamePad is also a little more expensive than we originally reported as it will be available for $179, but we think if you were originally planning to pick up the GamePad at $169, then we’re sure $10 more won’t make that big of a difference. Just think of that extra $10 as a shipping cost, that is, unless you are already paying shipping for the GamePad.