Archos isn't the first name that comes to mind when thinking about even the less heralded mobile manufacturers out there, but it's planning a big splash at IFA 2013 next month to try and change all that.
The French gadget maker is reportedly preparing a bunch of new smartphones to show off at the Berlin trade show, plus some new tablets and maybe a couple of other goodies too.
The news comes from Archos' own financial results report for the first half of the year, which revealed the company had reduced its overall losses (€1.96m, down from €21.9m in H1 2012) despite revenues dropping from €74.2m to €53.9m.
But it's the Perspectives section of the report that makes for interesting reading. Archos reveals it plans to market “a full range of seven Android smartphones this Autumn”, and plans at least five new product announcements at IFA.
Those may not all be about smartphones, as the company reveals it is also “currently investing in the development of high-end tablets and also on 3G”.
It says it will also unveil innovations in thematic tablets (remember the ChefPad from a few months back?), though this time the focus will be more on gaming, connected TV and the educational sector/early learning market.
IFA 2013 takes place in Berlin from September 6-11.