Archos 80 Cobalt Tablet (8”, 8GB, Wifi) - Tesco Instore and online - £49 Half Price - HotUKDeals
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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

- 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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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
*
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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.
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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
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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
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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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#1
Hi which store please thanks
#2
Website says 99
#3
Great deal if you can get one.
#4
rapuchy
Hi which store please thanks

Llanelli - South Wales
#5
I am heading to my local Tesco to check
#6
were in plymouth transit way tesco yesterday
#7
Sounds good
#8
Stupid tesco switchboard is closed so you cant check to see if its in store want one :(
#9
Very very very tempting .....
#10
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!!

Edited By: cuzzy on Dec 24, 2012 09:32
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This is a good value tablet, plenty of storage and has room for a 64gb micro sdhc card. My wife has been usding it fgor about 3 weeks now and she is very pleased with it.

The amazing thing is that you can get SkyGo on this tablet unlike a lot of other more popular, expensive tablets. Google play store is pre-loaded.

At £49 it is a steal if you can get hold of one.

Nice find OP. :-)
#12
website also saying no stock
#13
I'll get my coat...
banned 32 Likes #14
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
#15
Heat Added thanks op

Edited By: Sq2012 on Dec 24, 2012 09:52
#16
Slough Tesco said that they can not release them until boxing day
1 Like #17
Jason_Mraz
This is a good value tablet, plenty of storage and has room for a 64gb micro sdhc card. My wife has been usding it fgor about 3 weeks now and she is very pleased with it.

The amazing thing is that you can get SkyGo on this tablet unlike a lot of other more popular, expensive tablets. Google play store is pre-loaded.

At £49 it is a steal if you can get hold of one.

Nice find OP. :-)

Well ok i am going first thing Boxing day- for 50 quid this is the bargain of the year.
#18
Could u just take at self checkouts I wonder or are they not on system
2 Likes #19
If not available until Boxing Day why label it as half price on Christmas eve?!
1 Like #20
w123kid
Could u just take at self checkouts I wonder or are they not on system

Someone will still have to get the product for you as the box will be empty.
#21
If it's a Boxing Day promotion they should not display at this price until Boxing Day, surely? X
#22
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


Shouldn't have marked it as that price on the shelf if they weren't prepared to sell it.
#23
Helston tesco had some for sale today from midnight but they sold out by 4am
banned#24
richardhopkins1
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


Shouldn't have marked it as that price on the shelf if they weren't prepared to sell it.

hardly a reason to start fuming though
1 Like #25
csiman
richardhopkins1
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

Shouldn't have marked it as that price on the shelf if they weren't prepared to sell it.
hardly a reason to start fuming though

No but its a reason to make a complaint with Trading Standards thats for sure. Its a cheap trick used by unscrupulous companies to get people into a store and nothing more. Absolutley intentional.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA @ all the wild goose chasers.
Haven't you learnt anything about tescos yet. :p
3 Likes #27
csiman
hardly a reason to start fuming though

They have stock, it's on the shelf, you are in the store, the price is good and some jobsworth won't let you have it and can't see the stupidity in having the item unavailable to buy?

Your tolerance levels are far more forgiving than mine.

Or is there a huge banner saying from the 26th and I'm missing the point?
#28
Hoping this will go nationwide and online?

6 hours battery life, a decent resolution, play store this seems decent spec for the price.

This should go superhot.
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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.
#30
Got pretty hot a couple of weeks ago at £99 if this is the same one.


Edited By: loady on Dec 24, 2012 10:34
#31
I bought one this morning in Tesco at Durham (Dragonville) They had a shelf full. Decent spec, fired it up and looks pretty good (obviously for £49 it's not top of the line but for web etc it's just the ticket)
#32
just got one from tesco bidston....loads of stock in the back
#33
has anyone got the barcode plz?
#34
It says the sale starts on Boxing Day, why the hell would they sell them for £49 the day before Christmas? get over it.
#35
this beats the versus cpw deal I thought that was the deal of the year.
#36
Not voting until I get one in my clammy mitts!
If true this is really hot, but knowing tesco they'll empty the shelves until the promotion ends...
1 Like #38
apparently my tesco said that in selling these before boxing day is illegal and that Durham will be in big trouble oO
#39
Rochdale too
#40
I want two for my kids, need to find to find a store in kent that will sell them today

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