Archos announces Android-based home devices – Archos 35 web radio and smart home phone

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If you’re a fan of Android, you may also love to have Android-based devices for your home. Archos, being the first that rolled out an Android tablet back in 2009, has now got two home use devices that are based on the Google Android OS.

What’s best about the two Archos’ home use Android devices is they allow you to access thousands of Android apps, provide flexibility and extra functionality that other similar devices can’t provide. Existing Android users will have short learning curve since these two home use devices are based on the Android OS that they’re familiar with.

The first Archos’ Android-based home use device is the Archos 35 Home Connect (pictured above), which is a web radio that allows you to tune into 50,000 Internet radio stations. The device is a perfect music box which allows you to stream radio and music anywhere at home such as the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom etc.

The Archos Home Connect web radio is compact and portable and packs an extra long battery life. It’s equipped with two HD speakers that deliver great sound quality with improved bass.

It’s touchscreen operated and offers much more than just a web radio. It comes pre-loaded with various apps such as an alarm clock which also keeps you aware of weather, traffic and news from the moment you wake up. It also has access to thousand apps and games for children. Other goodies are a video chat app and the ability to be a baby monitor or room surveillance for your home.

This device will be out sometime in September 2011 with a recommended retail price of $149. More info about this device is available on

The second Archos’ Android-based device for your home is a smart DECT phone called the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone. The device is equipped with a 3.5-inch touchscreen. It’s compatible with any ADSL box or phone line, using standard DECT protocols.

It also lets you access to various Android apps including alarm clock function, web surfing, emails, and video calling. You can also play your favorite Android games on it such as Angry Bird. It’s sleek and stylish and is like any Android mobile phones, you can use MP3 ringtones and display callers with photos.

It also serves as an alternative for checking your emails, surfing the Internet without having to turn on your PC. The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone will also be available in September 2011 and priced at RRP of $159. More info about it is also available on Archos

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