It’s not like these have been a secret. They were all over CES.
What’s maddening is the subtraction from the Archos 80 Titanium (dual core) to Archos 80 Platinum (quad core). The Platinum lacks HDMI out! Further frustration is that neither tablet includes Bluetooth.
Dimensions and weight are nearly the same:
Archos 80 Titanium: – 7.9″ x 6.0″ x 0.38″ – 15.5 oz
Archos 80 Platinum: – 7.9″ x 6.0″ x 0.38″ – 16.8 oz
The Platinum line — at least the 80 and 97 — are simply re-badges of Chinese Onda tablets.
Not content to flood the world with crap tablets, Archos also plans to do crap phones: EXCLU : Archos 116 Platinum et Archos Platinum 48 en approche [Google Translate]
A Strange Archos Tablet Development
Archos 80 Platinum = Onda V812
The Archos 97 Titanium Tablet Is Garbage
The Archos 97 Titanium Tablet Is Junk
New Archos Tablets Listed At J&R
Charbax Does Archos Platinum