The parent company of the popular Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, Philadelphia Media Network has today launched a new program that gets Android tablets in the hands of newspapers subscribers. Subscribers will now be able to purchase an Archos 10 from the paper for $99, with a two-year subscription to the paper.
The Archos 10 tablet isn’t exactly new to the block, being more than a year old. The tablet features a 10.1-inch display, 1 GHz processor, front-facing VGA camera, and preloaded newspaper software for reading.
Tomorrow, the Archos 10 will go on sale for $99 with a two year subscription to both The Inquirer and The Daily News, which cost $9.99 per month each, or for a combined $12.99 per month together…
We anticipate this program to do pretty well around the Philly area. At any rate, it will bring Android to the doorstep of many homes — which could be good for Google, OEM’s, and consumers themselves becoming opened up to more than iOS. More papers will probably follow Philly’s path.