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Archos 50 Vision, cheapest 5″ WVGA 1080p PMP

Posted by Charbax on 18th October 2010

Touch screen based PMP with full codecs support up to 1080p. No Android, no WiFi, but surely may be very cheap. Possibly cheapest such PMP to be broadly distributed at retailers in Europe and the USA. How cheap is to be confirmed. It seems to be Telechips ARM11 or Rockchip RK2818 ARM9 based. It comes with 250GB and 500GB of 2.5″ hard disk drive storage and MicroSD card expansion.

Thanks BenMars for your reports from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-7-archos-5o-vision/

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Archos 35 Vision, cheapest 3.5″ 1080p PMP

Posted by Charbax on 18th October 2010

Archos is bringing a new line of cheap 1080p-capable PMPs. The reason they are bringing those to the European and US markets is because they can provide a really cheap attractive price, how cheap it will be sold for is to be confirmed. I guess it must be running the Rockchip RK2818 ARM9 processor which has HDMI output and up to 1080p video playback support.

Thanks BenMars for your reports from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-4-vision-generale-des-produits-archos/

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Archos 70 eReader, sub-95€ 7″ LCD e-reader

Posted by Charbax on 18th October 2010

5 million e-readers were sold in 2009, 15 million are expected to be sold this year. Most are e-ink based e-readers, but LCD based ones are coming as well (soon enough with Pixel Qi based LCDs as well). This one runs Android with a custom UI optimized for e-readers, may come with a touch-screen, WiFi and video codecs support as well even though it’s to be sold below 95€, to be confirmed.

Thanks BenMars for your reports from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-6-archos-7o-ereader/

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Archos Arnova Web Radio and TV

Posted by Charbax on 18th October 2010

Another cheap web radio player with speakers, also supports Web TV channels. Those are trendy as well for the kitchen or the bedroom, probably also works as an alarm clock. Probably cheap as well.

Specs:

Thanks BenMars for your reports from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-5-arnova-art-nouveau/

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Archos Arnova Pocket Cam, record 1080p on the cheap!

Posted by Charbax on 17th October 2010

The flip camera type of product is a growing trend, a lot of consumers want these compact pocket camcorders.

Specs:

Thanks BenMars for your reports from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-5-arnova-art-nouveau/

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Archos Arnova 10.2 inch Samsung 533MHz ARM Powered Laptop

Posted by Charbax on 17th October 2010

It’s launched now, available in stock at Amazon UK for £126. 128Mb RAM, 2Gb ROM, it runs Windows CE 6.0. If it could run full Chrome OS, at this price, (probably ARM Cortex A9 is needed though) it could be perfect.

Specs:
Processor: Samsung 533 MHz
Memory: 128Mb RAM, 2Gb ROM
Operating System: Windows CE 6.0
Display: 10.2 inch TFT LCD Digital display
Audio: Integrated speaker, 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Jack
User Interface: Buttons (Power on/off, Reset on/off), LEDs (AC/DC Power, Battery status)
Interfaces/Ports: Standard SD card slot (up to 32 Gb), 3 x USB 2.0, RJ-45, DC-in
Wireless Network: WLAN 802.11 b/g
Battery: 2100 mAH
Dimensions (WxDxH): 182.5 x 270 x 31 mm
Weight: 1.1 Kg

Thanks BenMars for your report from the Hong Kong Sourcing fair!

Source: http://www.jbmm.fr/2010/10/17/hong-kong-5-arnova-art-nouveau/

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Archos 70 Internet Tablet Review

Posted by Charbax on 16th October 2010

First unboxing and review of the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, a $275 alternative to the $499 iPad and the $599 Samsung Galaxy Tab. I was amazed by how thin and light it was when I first took it out of the box, at 300 grams, it nearly feels like it’s an empty case without any electronics inside.

Archos 70 Internet Tablet

The capacitive touch screen on an Archos tablet is cool, I need to get used to that. Hopefully I will learn to type on it as fast as I do with my finger-tips/nails on my resistive screens. My plan this winter is to carry this 7″ Archos Android tablet with me everywhere in the inside of my jacket pocket. In this video, I try to show you multi-touch, web browsing speed, email, facebook, Google Maps Street View, Live wallpapers, video playback, HDMI output and more.

This review model is still running Android 2.1, while Archos is putting finishing touches to their faster and more optimized Android 2.2 firmware, hopefully to be ready in like days or so for when this device and its 101 big-brother actually ships worldwide. As I showed you in my previous video, Google Marketplace works on these Archos Android tablets using the gApps4Archos.apk one-click installation file. All codecs up to H264 high profile high bitrate 720p MKV works even on HDMI output (still to be tested and optimized in firmware). It’s only 300 grams (vs 380 grams Galaxy Tab and 680 grams iPad).

Pictures available at Picasa:
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You can discuss this video in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=38513

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Archos 70 Internet Tablet is in the house, reviews coming

Posted by Charbax on 15th October 2010

I just got the Archos 70 Internet Tablet, I am filming video reviews of it starting now. Here’s a Skype call I just did talking about the Archos 70 Internet Tablet with Chippy and JKKmobile on their live Meet Mobility broadcast:

You can discuss this video in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=38501

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Google Marketplace now works on Archos 28/32/43/70/101 Gen8 Internet Tablets

Posted by Charbax on 8th October 2010

The full Google Marketplace with Gmail, Google Maps now works on Archos new range of Android Internet Tablets, it has been made available as a one-click installation file with the name “gApps4Archos.apk” in the forum http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=38186 This video also features demonstrations of Skype, Bluetooth speakers, 720p MKV high bitrate video playback with DTS audio and a couple of action packed 3D games on the HDMI output.

You can discuss this video in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=38217

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Archos 5 Internet Tablet (8GB) for $149 at JR.com (16GB) for $149 at newegg.com

Posted by Charbax on 6th October 2010

As the new generation is about to come, JR.com is lowering the price on its remaining quantities of Archos 5 Internet Tablet (8GB) sold for only $149 at http://www.jr.com/archos/pe/AHS_501308/. This device with this storage capacity was released a year ago for $249.

Even better, the 16GB capacity is also $149 right now at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16855501053&cm_re=Archos_5-_-55-501-053-_-Product

You can discuss this at: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=38065

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