Archos Arnova GBook gets quiet introduction, reveals its humble powers

Its routine FCC appearance from a few months back hinted that it would be officially launching sooner rather than later -- and today, our dear friends, marks the day the GBook formally joins the Archos Arnova family. The 7-inch, Ice Cream Sandwich tablet / eReader likely won't excite many with its run-of-the-mill spec sheet, which consists of a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, 1080p video playback and a meek screen resolution of 800 x 480. In addition to those features, the company's placing a lot of focus on the device's eReading capabilities, announcing it'll offer support for any EPUB and PDF files -- including "those using Adobe DRM." Speaking of which, folks will have to purchase all content from Archos' own store, given that the GBook does not posses the required credentials to access Google Play. Meanwhile, pricing and availability deets are still unknown, but we'll be sure to keep you in the loop as soon as we find out. In the meantime, there's some eye candy down below for you to freely enjoy.

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Archos Arnova GBook press shots