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Remember back in April when we first heard of Archos' next-gen Generation 8 Series Internet Tablets? Said to be available later this year in a range of sizes from 3" to 10", many of us have been patiently waiting for more news. Well it looks like something has finally slipped out of the bag with JR.com listing the new Archos 32 8GB PMP/MID for pre-order. The device is said to be one of five new devices that are in development at the company.

Running Android 2.1 (upgradeable to 2.2) and featuring a 3.2-inch WQVGA (400×240) touch screen, the new tablet has an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU at its heart with OpenGL 3D graphics acceleration and Archos' usual excellent multimedia features and codec support. Things get even more interesting when you factor in the bargain price of $149.99!

It seems that the Archos 32 will be more of a PMP device in a similar vein to the iPod Touch and the upcoming Samsung Yepp YP-MB2, but if this is any indication of what we can expect from the Archos Generation 8 Series, I think we have a lot more to look forward to. What are your thoughts on the Archos 32 and the prospects of the Gen 8 Series in general?

[Ubergizmo]