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SNES and Megadrive Emulators work

Posted by Charbax on 30th September 2009

SNES and Megadrive emulation works on Archos 5 Internet Tablet, though it will work best using a USB keyboard, Bluetooth keyboard, or USB/Bluetooth game controllers. Even better would be if Archos or some other company releases a Bluetooth game controller that snaps on to each side of the Archos 5 Internet Tablet and still requires the minimum amount of extra volume and weight to be added to the device when used on-the-go.

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Archos 5 Internet Tablets available at

Posted by Charbax on 26th September 2009

If you buy on, please click on these links:

500GB is now $499:

160GB is now $399:

32GB is still $369:

Even if you buy anything else on Amazon, I appreciate if you click on one of these links first.

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Sasha Pallenberg reviews Archos 9 at IDF

Posted by Charbax on 24th September 2009

Sasha Pallenberg is one of the worlds biggest experts in Intel based netbooks, here are his first impressions on the Archos 9 filmed at the Intel Developer Forum.

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Archos 9 heralds a future of devices that expand how we use PCs and where we use them dramatically

Posted by Charbax on 24th September 2009

Influential industry analyst Rob Enderle likes the Archos 9 a lot in his new article: The Archos 9: What Apple’s iPad Should Be

This is really the first really interesting device of its type (…) This product is designed to be always connected and, as a class, will likely become more popular as LTE and WiMax (also called 4G) networks become both more common and more affordable (expected to be priced around $15 a month). (…) This may be the first truly HD player in the MID class of devices (…) Unlike other products in this class currently in market, you could actually leave your notebook at home and carry the Archos 9 instead. There is no fan, and unlike a number of other devices (read: iPhone) it doesn’t seem to get hot. This makes it an ideal bedside device for those that want to be online, but want their spouse to be able to sleep at the same time. In fact, this may be the first PC-like device that is uniquely optimized for bedroom use.

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Steve Chippy reviews the Archos 9 at Intel Developers Forum

Posted by Charbax on 22nd September 2009

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Steve Chippy is basically the worlds biggest expert in Intel based mobile computing devices.

He did a live video coverage from IDF yeterday with Sasha Pallenberg of that was embedded at:

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UberGizmo reviews the Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Posted by Charbax on 22nd September 2009

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Archos 5 Internet Tablet and Iphone

In this current version of the review I think Hubert Nguyen is inaccurate about a few of the complaints This is the comment that I posted:

- You can install any Android app by simply downloading it to the device and double clicking on the .apk file. Alternative app libraries should become available simply by downloading and installing those as apps. The full Google Applications Marketplace should also become available as soon as the industry updates to Android 1.6 in the next few weeks.
- Archos did support Flash 9 in their own Archos OS, but since Google’ webkit browser does not support Flash yet in Android, Archos has to wait a bit. But it shouldn’t be long before full Chrome, Firefox and Opera will be available in Android now that 1.6 and Native SDK are out. And Adobe has announce Flash 10 for Android for within a few months.
- I think you can “undo” the mobile mode of the browser to only load full webpages for those websites that detect mobile browsers to load mobile versions of them. If you can’t Archos should be able to fix that browser user agent ID thing.
- The GPS software is just Archos partnering with GPS technology provider to provide a kick-ass high resolution 3D GPS application for Android, but you can run any other Android application for GPS and location based services.
- For email I expect you can find the Gmail .apk or Google will make a full Gmail app for it in 800×480 resolution then you’d have the best and full email experience with exchange or whatever you need.
- About that capacitative business, I haven’t seen any device in the world with 800×480 4.8″ capacitative touchscreens. I just don’t think it exists.

Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android

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Archos 9 Live from Intel Developers Forum

Posted by Charbax on 22nd September 2009

Steve Chippy of UMPCportal and MIDmoves is streaming live right now from IDF2009 showing the Archos 9 right there live. He might be able to review it live overnight as well.

Some guy from LCI just entered the live show taking out an Archos 5 Internet Tablet Android from his pocket and claiming out loud “Who needs an Intel processor when you can have ARM running this?”.

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Mewbox on Archos Android will work for 5 EU countries at start

Posted by Charbax on 21st September 2009

Mewbox will provide over 4 million music tracks to purchase to download on the new Archos Android using an Android application that will look like the picture embedded in this post. The first European countries to have access this service will be the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Ireland. All the music will be available as DRM-free Mp3 files encoded at 256 or 320kbit/s.

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Archos 5 Internet Tablet official presentation video

Posted by Charbax on 18th September 2009

Here’s a video (without sound) showing some of the new awesome Archos Android interfaces and applications in clear full screen quality:

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They also uploaded an official version of the Guided Tour video:

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4GB+ MKV files supported without splitting!

Posted by Charbax on 17th September 2009

Archos Products/Marketing Manager Rémi Durand says so in French in this video (in french):

I am pretty sure he says larger files than 4GB are supported with no need to split them up first. I don’t know how they do it since the FAT32 file system usually limits filesize to 4GB per file.

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