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JBMM reviews the Archos 43 Vision

Posted by Charbax on 10th May 2010

Here is Archos new 4.3″ Vision line for bringing a cheap basic PMP to the market. Posted by cajl at JBMM.fr.

It comes with the Rockchip RK2706 processor, a 4.3″ basic 480×272 LCD touch screen with touch screen basic PMP interfaces, TV output support on the mini-jack, supports basically all video and audio formats for free without the need to buy plugins. 8GB flash storage is built-in with MicroSD card slot.

Most importantly the Archos 43 Vision is to be sold between 99€ and 129€ in European countries, my guess between $99 and $129 in the USA. Prices to be confirmed. No WiFi, no Android, that’s why it’s so cheap.

Find the review (in French) with pictures posted by cajl to: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/05/10/impressions-photos-et-comparaison-de-larchos-4-3-vision/

I previously posted a video overview of a pre-production unit of this device, but that was using an unfinished user interface. Now the user interface has been made cleaner and simpler to use, I’ll post a new video if I get one of these devices to review.

You can discuss this review in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=33195

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Maemo/Mer is being ported to Archos Gen6 and Gen7

Posted by Charbax on 10th May 2010

Although this is currently yet just a proof of concept, dm8tbr of OpenAOS.org is reporting on this Archos Fans Forum thread that Maemo/Mer is now bootable on Archos 5 Internet Tablet and Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet as you can see in these videos:

Archos 5 Internet Tablet booting Maemo/Mer:

Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet booting Maemo/Mer:

Are you a cool Linux programmer with interest in developing Maemo support on Archos devices? Do you work for Nokia? You are welcome to contact and participate in the OpenAOS.org team to make it work as yet another OS to use with Archos official dual-booting image Archos Developper Edition Firmware.

You can discuss this in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=33129

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