Archos announces dedicated gaming tablet

Archos has unveiled a dedicated gaming device running on Android at a press conference ahead of consumer electronics show IFA, taking place in Berlin, August  31- September 5. 

Called the Archos GamePad, the 7-inch tablet combines a capacitive touch screen, physical control buttons and analogue thumbsticks. Specs wise the device boasts a 1.5 GHz processor which features a Mali-400MP GPU.

The Archos GamePad will run Android, meaning that it can be used for watching films, reading e-books etc, and is fully Google certified, meaning that users can download any game from Google Play.

The Archos GamePad, designed to compete with other dedicated gaming tablets such as Sony's Vita or the Nintendo DS, will hit shelves in Europe October for around €150. US release dates and prices have not yet been announced.