Tablets are evolving faster than smartphones it seems and we’re already hearing info about 1.6GHz dual core devices coming this year. We’re referring to one particular slate here, the Archos Gen 9, that will arrive in June and run Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Archos wants to stand apart from the competition by using HDDs in its tablets and under the hood you’ll also find a powerful 1.6GHz ARM A9 CPU, based on the same technology as the iPad 2’s A5 processor and Nvidia’s Tegra 2. 250GB of hard drive will be available, which is quite a lot for a slate.

3G radio is also on board, but there will probably be a WiFi model as well. One important thing to mention is the support for Android Market, lacking from some older Archos models. The Gen 9 will cost around 400 euros, if our info is correct.