ARCHOS announces today a new GPS In-Car Holder for its ARCHOS 605 WiFi portable media player (PMP) that turns the device into a full-fledged navigation system. With more than 50 times the hard drive size, twice the screen resolution, and similar pricing as stand-alone GPS navigation products, the ARCHOS 605 GPS is the ultimate navigation and entertainment device. The ARCHOS 605 GPS accessory brings entertainment and navigation together in one device for consumers, turning the portable player into the ultimate road trip companion. Here is more info:
All ARCHOS 605 WiFi models sport large 4.3? LCD touch-screens with clear resolution that is unmatched by any GPS device on the market. The ARCHOS 605 WiFi snaps easily into the GPS In-Car Holder, which is connected to the car windshield and stereo system (via the built-in line out), creating a full voice and video navigation system. Unlike GPS-only devices, consumers can easily navigate their way on the clearest, sharpest screen, and then watch favorite videos or recorded TV shows, listen to music and view photo slideshows once they arrive. Additionally, when in a wireless hot spot, the ARCHOS 605 GPS allows for surfing1 the Internet and streaming video, TV shows and music directly to the device in real-time, creating a rich on-thego experience.
Full-Featured GPS Mapping Meets Award-Winning Portable Media Player The ARCHOS GPS accessory provides complete navigation support with Tele Atlas maps, available for the European version covering 22 countries, the North America version covering the U.S. and Canada, and a Chinese version. All ARCHOS 605 WiFi models -- 4 GB, 30 GB, 80 GB and 160 GB -- work with the GPS In-Car Holder and give consumers the following features:
Your Navigation ? Clear, easy-to read maps on the high-resolution 4.3? touch screen. ? Easy and intuitive address, zip-code and POI (point of interest) markers for rapidly selecting destination points. ? Precise navigation with automated simulation inside tunnels, lane assistance, advance signposts and fast and accurate route recalculation. ? Traffic assistance, route planning, and speed control assistance in some countries. ? Gain navigation information on any location throughout North America, Western Europe and China. ? Get clear voice-to-text support through the car?s FM stereo (via the built-in line out), or the ARCHOS 605 WiFi?s amplified built-in speaker.
Your Media on the Move ? Passengers can use the ARCHOS 605 WiFi to watch recorded TV shows and videos while traveling, such as keeping families and children entertained in the back seat of the car. ? Record TV shows in advance for the perfectly relaxed road trip. ? Rent and watch movies from the ARCHOS Content Portal. ? Transfer and store photos directly from your digital camera and create slide shows. ? Share your media with friends and family on their TV. ? Play games while on the go.
Your Internet ? Surf the Web1 to visit favorite sites. ? Stream the latest news, online videos, TV shows and sports from Web sites? ARCHOS devices are the only to support Adobe Flash 9 for online video streaming. ? Check email from any Web-based service. ? Access hundreds of Widgets, including world maps, weather, and currency converters.
Pricing and Specifications The ARCHOS GPS In-Car Holder can be sold separately for $129.99 to work with any ARCHOS 605 WiFi model, or bundled together with the 30GB* player for $399.99. The bundle will include the traffic and speed control assistance features, as well as route planning. The GPS In-Car Holder and bundled ARCHOS 605 GPS will be available in May 2008 from www.archos.com and select retailers.