Arnova 7 is a 7-in resistive touchscreen tablet released by Archos. It has a resolution of 800 x 480 that runs in Android 2.2 under the code name Froyo. This is offered at a price of $100, but there is no guarantee that the same price is offered, if you cannot access it at the Android market.
It has specifications that include 4GB flash memory, micro SDHC slot that extends the flash memory, 720p HD playback with video and music playback time that last for hours. Unfortunately, its processor and Ram are not yet provided.
For now, we have not yet done the actual run test for this device, that’s why it is hard to give a review. But in our case, we see this device as problematic with Android because it does not run the Google’s mobile operating system in tablet version, neither with Android 3.0-3.1 (Honeycomb) nor Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
So, basically this is the result of Google’s problem with Android OS. With tremendous versions of operating system, there are no clear partners as to what devices will partner the versions… In other words, all of these may lead only to confusions. And when user experience is starting to get confused and complicated, the users will easily rate it as poor and their opinion will be unlikely good.
Given these facts, we suggest that we would rather wait for the India’s $35 version of Arnova 7 if you really want a cheaper tablet, but that should be running with Android 3.x.
Read more on this tablet on arnovatech.com