Archos to Launch 9” Tablet in 2010?

Interesting. Steve ““Chippy” Paine managed to find some info in a press release from Archos that sure makes it look like the Portable Media Player (PMP) manufacturer is going to be releasing a 9 inch Tablet later this year. Here’s a look at a translation snippet from the press release:

Following the product launch and the ARCHOS 10s, is in the 3rd Quarter
9”a revolutionary mini-notebook Tablet launched. This provides a
integrated, virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition. The new design
make the traditional mouse and keyboard redundant [uberfluessig] and
replaced it with a touchscreen keyboard and a TrackPoint mouse.

With the new 9”Mini-Notebook Tablet ARCHOS once again exceed the
Boundaries in terms of design, form and functionality. And with a device,
the only 0.8 kg and 17 mm thick. The 9 ““Mini-Notebook Tablet
is thus one of the thinnest and lightest fully-functional
Mini-notebooks in its class. He is the great competitors in nothing
after and offers a disk size from 60 to 160 GB and has also
on the Intel (r) Atom â„¢ Processor Z5xx the series and the Intel (r) System
Controller Hub.

Here’s a link to the full English version (PDF) of the press release. Archos’ devices certainly capture the eye and in many instances I believe it is tough to distinguish them from MIDs. Now it appears that Archos is adding a new category to its efforts.