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Archos announces 80 Xenon tablet with 3G and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Archos 80 Xenon offers Jelly Bean and 3G for £159

Archos 80 Xenon

Archos has announced a new tablet to its Elements line-up, the 80 Xenon.

With a price tag of £159, the 80 Xenon will go on sale in June offering Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a SIM-card slot for 3G data connectivity. Archos said it's been designed for an 'on-the-go experience' and staying connected. See also: Archos unveils trio of Android smartphones.

"We designed the Archos 80 xenon to meet the growing need and desire for large screen connectivity while on the go," said Loïc Poirier, CEO of Archos. "Taking advantage of the recent arrival of affordable 3G subscriptions, the ARCHOS 80 xenon provides a full connected tablet experience anywhere, anytime."

It's one of the cheapest 3G tablets around and can use a SIM card, contract or pay-as-you-go, from any network operator as the device is unlocked. The Nexus 7 with 3G is £239 although it has more storage.

At the heart of the Archos 80 Xenon is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Like the 80 Titanium, the 80 Xenon offers an 8in IPS screen with a 1024 x 768 resolution.

Other specifications include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras. Archos Media Centre applications for wireless sharing and better format and codec support are supported.

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