ARCHOS leverages years of Android tablet expertise to launch a smartphone range starting at $99

ARCHOS Unveils Affordable Unlocked Android 3G+ Smartphone Line

New Platinum range will allow end-users to experience full access to the Android ecosystem, IPS screens, Quad-core CPUs and 8 Megapixel cameras in a sleek design

ARCHOS, a pioneer in AndroidTM devices, is pleased to announce its first line of GoogleTM certified smartphones. Each smartphone will feature a super slim design, IPS screen with amazing viewing angles, a powerful Qualcomm CPU and the flexibility of dual SIM cards which allow the user to manage two providers simultaneously.

The ARCHOS 35 Carbon ($99.99), ARCHOS 50 Platinum ($219.99) and ARCHOS 53 Platinum ($249.99) will be the first in a new line of smartphones to be released and will be available starting in Europe at the end of May 2013.

“The smartphone market is shifting, as SIM-free sales versus subsidized sales are increasing, and ARCHOS is prepared to respond, as we can offer retail channels affordable, unlocked and feature-rich smartphones without the need to subsidize,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “Furthermore smartphones and tablets are interrelated markets that have quickly crossed over with the arrival of “phablets” – half-phone, half-tablet devices. It only makes sense that this should be our next phase of products as this would be a natural fit for our brand and long term growth.”

Ranging from 3.5″ to 5.3″ in size, the first three smartphones to be released in Q2 will include a range of features, connectivity, CPU’s and storage. The flagship device, the ARCHOS 50 Platinum, features a stunning 5.0 inch full black IPS display paired with a quad-core CPU at 1.2GHz and 8 M Pixels camera. End-users will have an experience similar to a Samsung Galaxy S3 for half the price.

In addition, all smartphones in this new line will include:

* Pure un-skinned Android OS
* Google Certification for access to Google PlayTM and Google Mobile Services including Google NowTM
* Dual SIM flexibility to manage two providers simultaneously from one phone
* An IPS Screen with amazing viewing angles
* Full Black Screen Process
* ARCHOS Media Centre Apps for music and videos
* Cloud-Based Contacts and Storage
* Front and Back Cameras for capturing the perfect picture

For full Smartphone technical specifications please visit:

50Platinum: www.archos.com/products/smartphones/platinum/archos_50platinum/index.html

53Platinum : www.archos.com/products/smartphones/platinum/archos_53platinum/index.html

35Carbon : www.archos.com/products/smartphones/carbon/archos_35carbon/index.html

For more information about ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com.




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