Posted by Charbax on 14th November 2007
Engadget talks about it now: http://engadget.com/2007/11/14/archos-working-on-sim-card-equipped-players/
It’s been in the works at Archos for a while, now there will be a HSDPA SIM card equipped product from Archos to be released next year.
Already Archos is launching mobile phone like business model in France starting on the 1st of December with the 1€ payment for the 605 WiFi 4GB with the DVR Station with a two year 20€ per month content subscription.
I think that the deal not only could provide HSDPA access to the Archos Content Portal, with unlimited access to the HSDPA provider’s section of the portal and with per-GB fee for the rest of the content portal, with a cheap instant access to web-browsing, I also hope that it will include VOIP and possibly an open mobile Internet applications platform such as Google Android 2 to supplement with more functionalities then just built-in applications and browser based widgets.