Interestingly enough, Archos isn't teaming up with carrier here. They're releasing their tablets in WiFi-only versions but with a 3G dongle so you can buy the tablet and upgrade to 3G at a later date. On the one hand, this is sort of like selling you a computer without a hard drive to save you the hassle of choosing one. On the other hand, you won't get locked into a plan if you're using your tablets primarily at home through WiFi and you can have some choice when the time comes.
Let's think for a moment about how unique these tablets are. For one, they're the first to be developed with hard drives, not flash memory. They're also the fastest tablets released yet, with 1.5 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 Soc. And they are the only tablets to be able to decode 1080p videos smoothly, while crrent tablets are unable to play even 720p smoothly. And those prices are unbeatable.
We can't wait to test one.