Eee Pad Slider shipping now, Archos 80 G9 hits pre-order status

It's practically raining tablets these days, and two more just hit the market. Of course, the Asus Eee Pad Slider and Archos 80 G9 were announced some time ago, but now you can finally handover your hard-earned paper for one of these Android 3.2-sporting devices. The Slider is already available from a variety of outlets, including New Egg and Amazon, starting at $479, while the G9 is up for pre-order direct from Archos starting at just $299. If you need a reminder of what to expect from the latest Honeycomb slates you should check out our hands-on coverage before hitting those source links and loading up your shopping cart.

[Thanks, BH]

Update: Well, looks like a few of those Archos 80 G9s are shipping earlier than expected. A reader wrote in to let us know he "pre-ordered" a trio of them yesterday and they actually arrived today. He sent in the receipt (which we won't be sharing) along with a pile of photos and even a video as evidence. Check it out below.

[Thanks, Andrew]