Just let me say one thing before. I've loved my Archos 70IT. But today i've got a lenovo ideapad A1 for only 139 €uros. It has Android Gingerbread out of the box. First i was shocked, I've got only 1200 points on quadrant benschmark test. But everything seems much faster and smoother, especially browsing and starting up Applications. Don't know why?. The quality of processing is much better and the display is amazing in comparison to the 70it ones. It also has some bad viewing angles, but it is much sharper and the colours are brighter. I haven't await the quality of an Apples iPad Display for this price. But it also brings GPS and two cameras for this price. And auto brightness and a vibration motor are also on board. And the best I've found a working ClockworkMod for this device on XDA.
This is a little off topic, I know. And it isn't my purpose to reduce the work of all developers here. But I think times of the G(eneration)8 devices are gone. Archos was one of first who has sold low priced, android based pads with a capacitiv and multitouch display. But time changes, and I'm not sure if G9 pads will be successful.
But don't worry....