Archos seems to be on a roll these days. A couple of weeks ago the company launched a range of affordable Android smartphones, and just a couple of days ago, it launched the Archos ChefPad, a tablet designed to be your companion in the kitchen. Today they’ve launched Archos 80 xenon 3G tablet that comes with an affordable price tag of $199.99.
The Archos 80 xenon tablet can be considered as a competitor for the iPad mini, given the form factor, though its highly unlikely that this tablet will be able to put a substantial dent in the iPad mini’s market share. Archos 80 xenon touts a 1.2GHz quadcore Qualcomm processor, built-in 3G, 2 megapixel rear camera and a 1024×768 IPS display. There is no front facing camera on this one. Archos says that the tablet will work with “any operator” as it has clearly been designed keeping wireless mobile connectivity in mind. The company hasn’t revealed detailed specifications of the device, which is going to be powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean accompanied with Archos’ own suite of multimedia applications. The tablet will go on sale in June.