Archos GamePad Android based Gaming Console announced


Archos has just introduced a new device to their range in the form of Handheld Gamepad gaming console. Comes in the form of GamePad, which is sports a 7 inch screen and physical controls, including face buttons, shoulder buttons a D-pad and a pair of analog nubbins which resemble the circle pad on Nintendo's 3DS.

Archos GamePad will be powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor accompanied with quad-core Mali 400 MP graphics. This handheld gaming console is running on Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform means it can access full services of Google suites like Google Play store and be Google certified device.

The unit also features a patented technology that allows virtual controls to be mapped to the physical controls, with Archos boasting that “ over a thousand” Android apps are already existed in store can be played using the GamePad. It also offers like HDMI output port and microSD card slot to compliment the 8GB of built-in storage capacity. Archos says that the GamePad is coming in October this year with a price start at $188 and according to the source that it will ship simultaneously in both Europe and the US market, maybe soon this device will hit the major market in Asia as well.
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