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Archos 80 Cobalt Tablet (8”, 8GB, Wifi) - Tesco Instore and online - £49.00 Half Price

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Cheap and cheerful 8inch Android tablet running ICS and micro Sdhc slot. Spotted at local Tesco this morning plenty of stock. - May not be able to buy until Boxing Day though!

NATIONWIDE DEAL.

DISPLAY
• 8” capacitive multitouch screen 16 million colors
• 1024 x 768 pixels (HD)
STORAGE
• Flash memory: 8 GB*
• Expandable via micro SDHC Slot up to 64 GB


• ANDROID™ 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”
• Dual core @ 1.6 GHz with Quad core GPU
• 1GB RAM

• Built-in speaker
• Microphone
• G-sensor
• Front camera 0.3 MP
• Back Camera 2MP
• HDMI

• 153.5 x 203 x 11.5 mm – 470g

THE TABLET IS ONLY 1-2MONTHS OLD AND WAS INTENDED TO BE A COMPETITOR FOR THE APLLE IPAD MINI. SPEC IS VERY SIMILAR AND BETTER IN SOMETHINGS E.G. 1GB RAM (2X MORE THAN IPAD MINI)







http://www.archos.com/products/elements/archos_80cobalt/specs.html?country=gb&lang=en&#a
- wazbani

Micro HDMI*
- wazbani

PLEASE NOTE **** THIS HAS NO HDMI ***
- whhaatt2005

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5M-GOLD-TYPE-D-MICRO-HDMI-to-HDMI-TYPE-A-DIGITAL-LEAD-CABLE-1080p-/271063404644?pt=UK_MobilePhones_MobilePhoneAccesories_MobilePhoneDataCables_JN&hash=item3f1ca35064

THIS s a 'micro HDMI'.
as specified in the manual.

So has 'Micro/Mini HDMI' not regular HDMI (TYPE A)
- wazbani



See post #560. No HDMI, micro or otherwise.
- Jumpingphil

Apps you may need -

'Screen Adjuster' from Play store - (screen color and a contrast adjustment) - thanks to GAVINLEWISHUKD

'Dead Pixel Detect and Fix' from Play store
- kaku_lala

[quote=timtom786]also check how to install whatsapp and viber apps on android tabs without 3G/4G...

Viber - [url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/install-viber-app-non-cellular-no-3g-4g-android-tabs-1418348]http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/install-viber-app-non-cellular-no-3g-4g-android-tabs-1418348[/url]

Whatsapp - [url=http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/install-whatsapp-non-cellular-no-3g-4g-android-tabs-1417563]http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/install-whatsapp-non-cellular-no-3g-4g-android-tabs-1417563[/url]

Cheers!!![/quote]
- kaku_lala

UPDATE!!! This is now available online!!!!
- marjy5

TDX-KJPW for £10 off £50 spend New Customers
- jony7

should also be 3.03% topcashback -
- Captainbeavus

should also be 3.03% topcashback -
- Captainbeavus

26th Decemember-9:45am- Sorry, this product is currently unavailable.
- chapchap

Not expired. Still loads in Tesco Ilkeston. They can be found at checkout on 1st floor .
At least 20 left 30 min. ago . (i bought mine at 2.05 pm)
- klopikxda

2 year manufactures warranty
- caverncity

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HOW TO ROOT THE ARCHOS :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=35909906
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- Mecoconuts

NOW BACK TO FULL PRICE £99.
- commissio

DISCUSSION THREAD: http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/archos-80-cobalt-owners-thread-guide-page-1-1422654


Let this one die down now instead of bumping needlessly, thanks to OP however for the post
- Nailez

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Top Comments (5)

    gx3k
    To all those who already have this device, you may go to the owner's thread for more up-to-date guides and discussions. Here's the link. Guide on page 1 :)

    How to uninstall apps:

    Go to settings > Apps > select the unwanted app > uninstall
    If you're using Go Launcher HD, you may go to the app drawer > touch and hold unwanted app until it shakes > tap x on the app icon


    How to get Flash (no rooting required):

    Download and install this file and use a browser like Dolphin to see flash content from websites. This will allow you to watch videos on websites.


    How to find missing apps (no rooting required):

    If you can't find apps you need from the Play store, you may Google the app name followed by APK to find the installation file. Make sure you allow side loading of apps by going to Settings > Security > Unknown sources > allow installation on non-market apps. You can also use another App store like Blackmart. WARNING: Install anti-malware apps like Avast to protect your tablet from viruses/malware specially if you download apps from unknown sources.


    How to make the screen better (no rooting required):

    Download and install Screen adjuster app from the Play store. Open and adjust Green (+5) and Blue (+5). Don't forget to tap the top button to 'Adjuster ON'. You may also lower the brightness further by adjusting the brightness bar. WARNING: Turn the Adjuster off when installing apps and turn on again afterwards.


    How to make the sound louder/better (no rooting required):

    Install apps like Speaker boost or Volume+ from the market or search the APK from Google. For Volume+, tap Speaker settings > simple volume boost > select level of loudness.You may also adjust bass and echo or use custom EQ settings.Don't forget to enable audio modifications by ticking the box on the right to apply. To test, play music in the background and enable/disable audio modifications. You may need to choose high settings of adjustment to hear the difference. NOTE: If you use earphones, use speaker settings not headset settings for adjustment.

    For videos, MX player app will enable to boost volume up to 200%


    How to stop icons/widgets getting stuck (no rooting required):

    Use a different launcher like Go Launcher HD or Apex launcher and set it as default launcher. They have better interface and more settings.


    How to stop the wifi turning off (no rooting required):

    Check wifi signal strength of your router disconnections may be cause by poor wifi signal. Go to Settings > wifi > tap 3 dots on upper right corner > advanced > Keep wifi on during sleep > Always


    How to install a screen protector:

    I ordered mine from eBay, just search for Kindle Fire HD 8.9 screen protector. For installation procedures, read owner's thread.


    How to take a screnshot (no rooting required):

    Press and hold power button then press volume down button


    How to transfer music/photos/videos/etc to the tablet:

    Go to Settings > storage > tap 3 dots on upper right corner > USB connection > tick Mass storage. This will make your tablet act as an external hard drive when you connect it to your PC via USB cable. After connecting the tablet to the PC, tap lower left corner of tablet > tap USB connected > turn on USB storage > OK.The tablet will appear as removable drive in the PC and you can transfer files as you would with a regular flash drive. When you're done, tap turn off USB storage on tablet's screen and unplug the cable.

    You may also use Airdroid for small files to transfer wirelessly. Just open the app and open http://web.airdroid.com/ in your PC's browser. Enter the code or use the tablet's camera to scan the QR code on the PC screen to connect automatically.


    How to root the tablet:

    Here's a link for the instructions. Most people specially those new to Android do not need this feature as it involves a bit of reading and danger of damaging the tablet. Try at your own risk.


    Recommended apps:

    * Screen Adjuster - add green/blue +5 and it fixes the colours, you can also lower brightness even further for night reading (free)
    * TV Catchup - watch live TV via wifi (free)
    * TV Guide UK - its a tv guide app for UK (derp - free)
    * Go Launcher HD - change the UI with lots of personalisations available (free)
    * HD widgets - widgets for weather, time/date, etc.
    * Camera Zoom Fx - more camera settings plus photo editor but still crap lens
    * Airdroid - transferring files wirelessly via wifi
    * Quickpic - better gallery app (free)
    * Volume+ - fix low volume/base/echo
    * Bling Bling LED - use your tablet as a sign (free)
    * MX Player - play almost any video format with lots of options (free)
    * Distro - free technology magazine
    * Kingsoft Office - open/edit/create word, excel, powerpoint. pdf files (free)
    * Printer Share - directly print photos and office files via wifi
    * ES File explorer - more options than the regular explorer and can open ZIP and RAR files
    * Blackmart - get missing apps not available from Play store
    * Tune in Radio - listen to loads of radio channels via wifi
    * News - BBC news app (free), Flip (free)
    * Games - Muffin Knight, World of Goo, Beat Hazard Ultra, Jetpack Joyride
    * Others - Sonos controller app, TV remote app, Reddit is fun, IGag

    Also for those asking:

    * NO HDMI port
    * NO bluetooth
    * NO GPS
    * NO Simcard slot
    *
    shaney2k
    When else are they suppose get prices ready for Boxing Day, Christmas Day? Give the guys a break, I bet their working pretty much none stop at the moment with one day holiday with a crap wage.
    gx3k
    Hi guys, here are some photos I took today. I have not played with it a lot but I will post more info when I do.
    I compared it with my Nexus 7 and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

    http://i.imgur.com/Au2yK.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/fXS6N.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/sFYx9.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/sruEJ.jpg?1

    http://i.imgur.com/95sKV.jpg?1

    Edited By: gx3k on Dec 25, 2012 15:59
    csiman
    netsirkf
    Been to two tescos, yes if is marked at 49, no they won't sell me one. They are not releasing stock as it is a boxing day promotion.

    fuming!!
    why are you fuming over them doing their job properly!?

    Edited By: cuzzy on Dec 24, 2012 09:34
    gx3k
    Any one got a photo of the case?
    I recommend the following apps:

    * Screen Adjuster - add green/blue +5 and it fixes the colours, you can also lower brightness even further for night reading (free)
    * TV Catchup - watch live TV via wifi (free)
    * TV Guide UK - its a tv guide app for UK (derp - free)
    * Go Launcher HD - change the UI with lots of personalisations available (free)
    * HD widgets - widgets for weather, time/date, etc.
    * Camera Zoom Fx - more camera settings but still crap lens
    * Airdroid - transferring files wirelessly via wifi
    * Quickpic - better gallery app (free)
    * Volume+ - fix low volume/base/echo
    * Bling Bling LED - use your tablet as a sign (free)
    * MX Player - play almost any video format with lots of options (free)
    * Distro - free technology magazine
    * Kingsoft Office - open/edit/create word, excel, powerpoint. pdf files (free)
    * News - BBC news app (free), Flip (free)
    * Games - Muffin Knight, World of Goo, Beat Hazard Ultra, Jetpack Joyride
    * Others - Sonos controller app, TV remote app, Reddit is fun, IGag

    Please like so it will be on top and people will see it. Thanks :)

    Edited By: gx3k on Dec 26, 2012 11:53: update

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