By January 3, 2014

What to expect from Archos at CES 2014

archos-smartwatch,C-K-416468-22Earlier this week, we mentioned Archos was planning launch a smartwatch this year and show the wearable off next week during CES 2014. Keep with Archos’ cheap and cheerful approach the watch is likely to retail for $85 Stateside and looks to use some form of e-paper technology.

One of the bigger features of the smartwatches is an Activity Tracker that monitors daily footsteps, calories burned, and automatically displays time when the device is synchronized with a smartphone. The Activity Tracker will be equipped with a battery life of up to 7 days, and recharged via a hidden microUSB port.

Also scheduled to make an appearance is a new Helium 4G range of unlocked smartphones, the company’s first LTE smartphones powered by Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean”. Two phones featuring Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” out of the box, and upgradable to Android 4.4.2 “KitKat” soon after.

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Specs, the Archos 50 Helium smartphone:

  • 5-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution
  •  quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A7 CPU
  • 1 GB of LPDDR3 600 MHz RAM
  • 8 GB of internal storage 
  • microSD card slot 
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front facing 
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • $249.99 price point

The Archos 45 Helium

  • 4.5 inches IPS screen with a 854-480 resolution
  •  quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A7 CPU
  • 1 GB of LPDDR3 600 MHz RAM
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • microSD card slot 
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 
  • 5MP rear camera 
  • VGA front facing camera 
  • 1700 mAh Li-on battery
  • $199.99 price point
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