The Archos Arnova branding was applied earlier this month to an 8 inch slate in Russia and now it has become a series of affordable tablets. These budget models range from 7 and 10 inches in size and include capacitive and resistive screen versions. Pocket-lint mentions that the products will be available with Android 2.2 and we learn that Android 2.3 will also reach them in April.

Arnova 10 will be priced at $199, while the Arnova 8 will be available for $149 in March. Arnova 7 will come in Q2 and capacitive versions will be launched in April. Here’s the specs list for the Arnova 8 model:

  • CPU: Rockchip RK2918
  • Display: 8 inch, 800 x 600 pixels
  • OS: Android 2.3 (update n April)
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 (slave/host), WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Memory: microSD slot
  • Battery: 6 hours (video playback)
  • Size: 205 x 153 x 12mm
  • Weight: 500 grams

Arnova 10 has the same CPU, but replaces the 8 inch display with a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600 pixel one, keeps the same OS, WiFi connectivity and battery. It weighs 570 grams and measures 13.5mm in thickness.