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Archos Announces Generation 6 Internet Media Tablets
      #31140 - 08/19/08 12:10 PM

Archos today announced its new generation of PMP and two new Internet Media Tablets, the ARCHOS 7 and the ARCHOS 5. The ARCHOS 7 will be available in September and the ARCHOS 5 will be out in October. We will bring you reviews of both units in the coming months. In the mean time here are the details of the ARCHOS7:

ARCHOS 7

The ultimate travel companion with a super fast processor, sleek new design and brilliant 7" touch-screen to enjoy your entire digital world away from home

ARCHOS, recognized as a leader in the portable media player industry for its constant innovation in technology, now introduces an entirely new concept: the Internet Media Tablet.



The ARCHOS 7 is the industry's only 7" wide-screen tablet equipped with the processing power of PC, giving consumers an entirely new way to enjoy the Internet, Media and TV on a handheld device.

It redefines the high-end portable device with its ultra-thin design and black stainless steel body, high resolution 7? touch screen1, combined with the processing speed of a PC with the world?s first implementation of the ARM Cortex? superscalar microprocessor.

ARCHOS 7 ? Feature Highlights:

Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
- View full Web pages with ease, just like on your PC
- Enjoy super fast Web browsing with the processing speed of a PC
- Send, receive and manage emails with the integrated email application

Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
- Easily access online content with the ARCHOS Media Club
- Playback HD quality video with the HiDef plug-in
- Store your entire media library with up to 320GB hard drive capacity

Best TV experience at home or on the go
- Playback all your content directly on your TV
- Record TV with included TV program guide for playback anywhere, anytime
- Bring the world into your living room by surfing the Web on your TV

Uncompromised Web surfing on a handheld tablet:

True Web surfing
Enjoy an optimal Web browsing experience on a 7? screen1 with 800 pixels wide resolution. No need to zoom in and out to view Web pages in full. Integrated Adobe Flash? 9 video support allows you to browse video-sharing sites such as Youtube or Dailymotion.

High-speed Web browsing
The enhanced processing power gives ARCHOS Internet Media Tablets an unrivalled way to surf the Web on the go, providing the same experience as on a PC.

3.5G Capable
The ARCHOS 7 is 3.5G capable, allowing you to access a 3.5G mobile broadband network. You simply purchase the 3.5G plug-in, a dongle or aircard from your wireless carrier and an ARCHOS Mini Dock to connect the dongle to your ARCHOS 7. You will have 24/7 access to the Internet, anywhere, anytime.

Full-fledged email application
Once connected to a WiFi or 3.5G network, the included email software allows you to check email anywhere. Check your inbox right from the ARCHOS 7 home screen, send replies, or share attachments. The ARCHOS email application is a key feature that lets you stay in touch while on the go.

Widgets application
Download hundreds of useful and fun widget applications and save your favorites right on the home screen for easy access.

Web TV and Web Radio (with optional plug-in)
With a few clicks, you can access 1,000 Web TV channels, over 10,000 Web radio stations and 100,000 podcasts. Radio and TV programs immediately start streaming from a worldwide list of traditional and independent stations.

Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet:

Media Club
ARCHOS Media Club is the easiest way to get videos and music on the go. Discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music albums and games. Buy or rent your entertainment and watch it directly on your ARCHOS 7.
Videos

The ARCHOS 7 provides the best mobile multimedia experience. The high resolution 7? screen provides the sharpest, cleanest image available on a portable device.

The 7? screen lets you comfortably watch a movie or TV show with a friend.

Photos
View your photos in high resolution and create slide shows with music and transition effects for viewing on the ARCHOS 7 or TV2. Share a slideshow with your friends on the impressive 7? screen.

Music
The ARCHOS 7 lets you store up to 190,000 songs3 and offers advanced functions such as playlist creation without a PC and album cover art display. With the new powerful processor, you can listen to your music while surfing the Web.

Flash games
Grab your ARCHOS 7 and enjoy some poker, Sudoku or a round of golf. Premium games can be purchased directly from the tablet or at www.archos.com, or find hundreds of free, downloadable Flash games on the Web.

Stream content wirelessly from your PC
When you are at home and want to watch a movie or listen to music stored on your PC, just stream it via your WiFi network and play it immediately on your ARCHOS 7.

Best TV experience in the home or on the go:

TV recording
With the optional DVR Station, you can schedule and record TV shows and movies in one step using with the included remote control. Just select the show you want to record using the integrated Program Guide and watch it on your home TV or anywhere on your ARCHOS 7.

Content playback and Web surfing on TV
Enjoy all ARCHOS capabilities on the big screen in your living room. Watch your movies in HD, surf the Web, listen to your music, share your photos or play games.

Superior technology meets sleek design:

7? touch-screen for maximum viewing pleasure
The ARCHOS 7 screen provides an unparalleled viewing experience on an ultra-thin, 7? high resolution touch-screen. The touch-screen technology ensures fast and easy access to your movies, the Internet, pictures or music.

Massive storage capacity
Creating such a thin tablet, 4 times lighter than a laptop and with twice the storage capacity (up to 320GB1) is a real technological feat. Store up to 400 movies3 on your ARCHOS 7.

Redesigned, user-friendly interface
The new graphical interface has been specifically designed for easy touch control and intuitive user navigation.

Customizable home screen
This new feature allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite files for immediate access from the home screen. You can also add animated wallpapers to customize the home page of your ARCHOS 7.

OPTIONAL PLUG-INS:

Web browser (free upon registration)
Bring the power of the Internet to your ARCHOS device with the Opera web browser and Adobe Flash 9 video support.

TV Program Guide6 (free upon registration)
Easily schedule recordings with the integrated TV Program Guide. Browse upcoming programs, review show synopsis and schedule recordings.

Cinema (DVD, MPEG2 video, AC3 audio) - $19.99
Play movies in MPEG-2/VOB format with AC3 sound (5.1-surround sound via the SPDIF output on the optional DVR Station). Copy/paste your DVD movies from your computer to your ARCHOS. Supports multiple language tracks.

Video Podcast (H.264, AAC Audio) - $19.99
Play video podcasts in H.264 MPEG4 format and AAC audio files.

HiDef Video (720p WMV and MPEG-4) - $19.99
Playback HD movies or programs up to 720p resolution @24 f/s MPEG4 and WMV formats.

Web TV & Radio (free upon registration)
Access to 1,000 Web TV channels and over 10,000 Web radio stations. Select your stations by popularity, genre, country, etc. from the ARCHOS video and audio browsers.

TVportation - $19.99
Broadcast your live home TV directly on your portable device, such as a Smartphone, laptop or ARCHOS player, anywhere in the world via a WiFi connection.

3.5G Plug-In - $19.99 (TBC)
The 3.5G plug-in allows the ARCHOS 7 to become a 3.5G capable device. Users can access mobile broadband by purchasing the 3.5G plug-in, a wireless carrier?s dongle or aircard and the ARCHOS Mini Dock accessory.

ACCESSORIES:

DVR Station
Record TV or movies, playback video on your TV and charge your ARCHOS with the DVR station. With the integrated TV Program Guide5, you can schedule and record programs from your satellite receiver, cable box or digital TV adapter. You can also surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while relaxing on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse.

DVR snap-on -
Record most audio or video analog sources on the move with this small accessory no bigger than a pack of gum..

Mini Dock
Transfer your files directly from a USB key, digital camera or other portable media player. Quickly charge your ARCHOS with the included charger/adapter. Play video out to your TV in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.

Extra battery
Double the battery life of your ARCHOS 7 with an extra battery.

Helmet Cam
Turn your ARCHOS into a hands-free digital camcorder perfect for sports and family fun.

FM remote
Built-in FM receiver and microphone to listen to radio anywhere or make voice recordings.

Car headrest adapter
Easiest way to watch videos in your car while on the road. It lets you access audio/video and power connections.

Protective cases
Protect your ARCHOS in style with one of the many protective cases.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Capacity
? 160GB: Hard drive stores up to 200 movies, 1.6 million photos or 95,000 songs
? 320GB: Hard drive stores up to 400 movies, 3.2 million photos or 190,000 songs

Display
? High resolution screen, 800x480 pixels, 7'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors
? Touch screen

Video Playback
? MPEG-48 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
? WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) including WMV protected files
? M-JPEG (Motion JPEG Video) in QVGA resolution
With optional plug-in (downloadable from your tablet on www.archos.com):
? HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p)
? H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC
? MPEG-2 [Email]MP@ML[/Email] up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1)

Audio Playback
? Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
With optional software plug-ins (downloadable from your tablet on www.archos.com):
? AAC9, AAC+ stereo audio files
? AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station)

Photo Viewer
? JPEG, PNG, BMP & GIF

PDF Viewer
? Reads PDF documents (may not implement all PDF features)

Video Recording
? Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with ADPCM stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s

Audio Recording
? Via the optional DVR Station/ DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format
? Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV format (IMA ADPCM)

Email client
? Compatible with Email accounts supporting POP3 or IMAP services
? Import/export of vCard contacts

Interfaces
? USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1 at a lower speed): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
? USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery Dock and DVR station

Connections
? WiFi (802.11b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera Web browser and Adobe Flash Player) upon registration
? 3.5 mm mini jack for headphones and audio output
? DC-in for power adapter
? Docking connectors to connect DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories

Miscellaneous
? 2 built-in speakers
? Built-in leg stand

Battery Life
? Music playback time: 12h12
? Video playback time: 4h12

Power Source
? Internal: Removable lithium Polymer battery
? Power adapter /charger ARCHOS

Scalability
? Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when WiFi connection is activated or can be downloaded directly from your ARCHOS 7

Dimensions & Weight
? Approx. 190 x 110 x 16 mm ; 7.48" x 4.33" x 0.629"
? Approx. 640 gr.; 23oz

Minimum requirement system
? Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
? MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support).
? USB 2.0 interface.

Package Includes
? ARCHOS 7, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, power adapter/charger, screen cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

Pricing
? 160GB model - $450
? 320GB model - $550




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Re: Archos Announces Generation 6 Internet Media Tablets [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31141 - 08/19/08 12:23 PM

Here are the details of the ARCHOS 5 Internet Media Tablet:

ARCHOS 5

The ultimate daily companion brings the speed of a PC to a brilliant 5? touch-screen to enjoy the Internet, media and TV in the palm of your hand

ARCHOS, recognized as a leader in the portable media player industry for its constant innovation in technology, now introduces an entirely new concept: the Internet Media Tablet.



The ARCHOS 5 is the flagship product in this new line giving consumers a new way to enjoy the Internet, Media and TV right in the palm of their hand. The ARCHOS 5G model is equipped with built-in 3.5G compatibility to keep you connected anywhere, anytime and will be available to consumers in early 2009.

The ARCHOS 5 redefines the high-end portable device with its ultra-thin design and black stainless steel body, a high resolution 5? touch screen1, combined with the processing speed of a PC with the world?s first implementation of the ARM Cortex superscalar microprocessor.


ARCHOS 5 ? Feature Highlights:

Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand
- View full Web pages with ease, just like on your PC
- Enjoy super fast Web browsing with the processing speed of a PC
- Send, receive and manage emails with the integrated email application

Your entire digital library in a thin handheld tablet
- Easily access online content with the ARCHOS Media Club
- Playback HD quality video with the HiDef plug-in
- Store your entire media library with up to 250GB hard drive capacity

Best TV experience at home2 or on the go
- Playback all your content directly on your TV
- Record TV with included TV program guide for playback anywhere, anytime
- Bring the world into your living room by surfing the Web on your TV

The ARCHOS 5 Internet Media Tablet provides a new way to enjoy the Internet, your media and TV on the ultra-thin, brilliant 5? pocket-sized tablet.

Uncompromised Web surfing in the palm of your hand:

True Web surfing
Enjoy an optimal Web browsing experience on a 5? screen with 800 pixels wide resolution. No need to zoom in and out to view Web pages in full. Integrated Adobe Flash 9 video support allows you to browse video-sharing sites such as Youtube or Dailymotion.

High-speed Web browsing
The enhanced processing power gives ARCHOS Internet Media Tablets an unrivalled way to surf the Web on the go, providing the same experience as on a PC.

3.5G Capable
The ARCHOS 5 is 3.5G capable, allowing you to access a 3.5G mobile broadband network. You simply purchase the 3.5G plug-in, a dongle or aircard from your wireless carrier and an ARCHOS Mini Dock to connect the dongle to your ARCHOS 5. You will have 24/7 access to the Internet, anywhere, anytime.

Full-fledged email application
Once connected to a WiFi or 3.5G network, the included email software allows you to check email anywhere. Check your inbox right from the ARCHOS 5 home screen, send replies, or share attachments. The ARCHOS email application is a key feature that lets you stay in touch while on the go.

Widgets application
Download hundreds of useful and fun widget applications and save your favorites right on the home screen for easy access.

Web TV and Web Radio (optional, free plug-in)
With a few clicks, you can access 1,000 Web TV channels, over 10,000 Web radio stations and 100,000 podcasts. Radio and TV programs immediately start streaming from a worldwide list of traditional and independent stations.

Your entire digital library on a pocket-sized tablet:

ARCHOS Media Club
ARCHOS Media Club is the easiest way to get videos and music on the go. Discover a large library of movies, documentaries, music albums and games. Buy or rent your entertainment and watch it directly on your ARCHOS 5.

Videos
The ARCHOS 5 provides the best mobile multimedia experience. The high resolution 5? screen provides the sharpest, cleanest image available on a portable device with the viewing comfort of a 32? screen TV.

Photos
Browse your photos with a simple tap of your finger or play a slideshow of your last vacation. The brilliant, high resolution screen perfectly reproduces each picture for ultimate viewing pleasure.

Music
Store your entire music collection on your ARCHOS 5.The unique ARCHOS music browsing system allows you to create playlists without using a PC, while album cover art is displayed to bring cool visuals to your mobile music experience.

Flash Games
Grab your ARCHOS and enjoy some poker, Sudoku or a round of golf. Premium games can be purchased directly from the tablet or at www.archos.com, or find hundreds of free, downloadable Flash? games on the Web.

Stream content wirelessly from your PC
When you are at home and want to watch a movie or listen to music stored on your PC, just stream it via your WiFi network and play it immediately on your ARCHOS 5.

Best TV experience at home or on the go:

TV recording
With the optional DVR Station, you can schedule and record TV shows and movies in one step using with the included remote control. Just select the show you want to record using the integrated Program Guide and watch it on your home TV or anywhere on your ARCHOS 5.

Content playback and Web surfing on TV
Enjoy all ARCHOS capabilities on the big screen in your living room. Watch your movies in HD4, surf the Web, listen to your music, share your photos or play games.

Superior technology meets sleek design:

The sharpest touch-screen on a portable device
The ARCHOS 5 screen provides an unparalleled viewing experience on an ultra-thin, 5? high resolution touch-screen. The touch-screen technology ensures fast and easy access to your movies, the Internet, pictures or music.

Massive storage capacity
Storage capacity starts at 60GB and goes up to 250GB on the ultra-thin tablet to bring your entire digital library with you everywhere. Up to 300 movies can be stored on the ARCHOS 5.

Redesigned, user-friendly interface
The new graphical interface has been specifically designed for easy touch control and intuitive user navigation.

Customizable home screen
This new feature allows you to create shortcuts to your favorite files for immediate access from the home screen. You can also add animated wallpapers to customize the home page of your ARCHOS 5.

OPTIONAL PLUG-INS:

Web browser (free upon registration)
Bring the power of the Internet to your ARCHOS device with the Opera web browser and Adobe Flash 9 video support.

TV Program Guide (first year free upon registration)
Easily schedule recordings with the integrated TV Program Guide. Browse upcoming programs, review show synopsis and schedule recordings.

Cinema (DVD, MPEG2 video, AC3 audio)
Play movies in MPEG-2/VOB format with AC3 sound (5.1-surround sound via the SPDIF output on the optional DVR Station). Copy/paste your DVD movies from your computer to your ARCHOS. Supports multiple language tracks.

Video Podcast (H.264, AAC Audio)
Play video podcasts in H.264 MPEG4 format and AAC audio files.

HiDef Video (720p WMV and MPEG-4)
Playback HD movies or programs up to 720p resolution @24 f/s MPEG4 and WMV formats.

Web TV & Radio (free upon registration)
Access to 1,000 Web TV channels and over 10,000 Web radio stations. Select your stations by popularity, genre, country, etc. from the ARCHOS video and audio browsers.

TVportation
Broadcast your live home TV directly on your portable device, such as a Smartphone, laptop or ARCHOS player, anywhere in the world via a WiFi connection.

3.5G Plug-In - $19.99 (TBC)
The 3.5G plug-in allows the ARCHOS 7 to become a 3.5G capable device. Users can access mobile broadband by purchasing the 3.5G plug-in, a wireless carrier?s dongle or aircard and the ARCHOS Mini Dock accessory.

ACCESSORIES:

DVR Station
Record TV or movies, playback video on your TV and charge your ARCHOS with the DVR station. With the integrated TV Program Guide, you can schedule and record programs from your satellite receiver, cable box or digital TV adapter. You can also surf the Web or stream web video to your TV while relaxing on your couch using the included remote control as a keyboard and mouse.

GPS In-car holder
Turn your ARCHOS 5 into a full-fledged navigation device. Provides Tele Atlas maps, easy and intuitive address, zip-code and POI markers to quickly select destination points, automated simulation inside tunnels, lane assistance, advance street signs and route recalculation, and clear voice-to-text support through the car?s FM stereo, or the ARCHOS 5?s amplified built-in speakers.

DVR snap-on
Record most audio or video analog sources on the move with this small accessory no bigger than a pack of gum.

Mini Dock
Transfer your files directly from a USB key, digital camera or other portable media player. Quickly charge your ARCHOS with the included charger/adapter. Play video out to your TV in high quality S-Video or standard quality composite.

Battery Dock
Benefit from all the features of the Mini Dock and get extended playback time with the built-in backup battery.

Helmet Cam
Turn your ARCHOS into a hands-free digital camcorder perfect for sports and family fun.

FM remote
Built-in FM receiver and microphone to listen to radio anywhere or make voice recordings.

Protective cases
Protect your ARCHOS in style with one of the many protective cases.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Capacity
? 60GB hard drive stores up to 80 Movies, 600,000 photos or 30,000 songs
? 120BG hard drive stores up to 160 Movies, 1.2 million photos or 60,000 songs
? 250GB hard drive stores up to 300 Movies, 2.5 million photos or 145,000 songs

Display
? High resolution screen, 800x480 pixels, 4.8'' TFT LCD, 16 million colors
? Touch screen

Video playback
? MPEG-48 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
? WMV (MP@ML, up to DVD resolution) included WMV protected files
? M-JPEG (in QVGA resolution)

With optional software plug-ins:
? HD support: MPEG-4 (ASP 720p) & WMV HD (MP 720p)
? H.264 up to DVD resolution with AAC
? MPEG-2 MP@ML up to 10 Mbps (up to DVD resolution) and AC3 stereo sound (5.1)

Audio Playback
? Stereo MP3 decoding @ 30-320 Kbits/s CBR & VBR, WMA, Protected WMA, WMA pro 5.1, WAV (PCM/ADPCM).
? With optional software plug-ins
- AAC9 and AAC+ stereo audio files
- AC3 stereo audio and 5.1 sound files (via SPDIF output of DVR Station)

Photo viewer
? JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

PDF viewer
? Reads PDF documents (may not implement all PDF features)

Video Recording
? Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on. Records NTSC/PAL/SECAM in MPEG-4 AVI format with stereo sound, VGA resolution (640 x 480) @ 30 or 25 f/s

Audio recording
? Via the optional DVR Station or DVR Snap-on: Stereo line-in, WAV (IMA ADPCM or PCM) format
? Voice recording via the optional FM remote and its built-in microphone in WAV format (IMA ADPCM)

Email client
? Compatible with Email accounts supporting POP3 and IMAP services
? Import/export of vCard contacts

Interfaces
? USB 2.0 High-Speed Device (compatible USB 1.1 at a lower speed): Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Media Transport Protocol (MTP)
? USB 2.0 Host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) and Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) with optional Mini Dock, Battery
Dock and DVR station

Connections
? WiFi (802.11 b/g) connection. Free Web Browser (Opera Web browser with Adobe Flash 9 video support) upon registration
? 3.5 mm mini jack for headphones
? Accessory connectors to connect to the DVR Station and other ARCHOS accessories

Miscellaneous
? Built-in speaker
? Built-in leg stand

Power source
? Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
? Device charges via computer USB port
? External: Power adapter/charger (via optional accessories)

Battery life
? Music playback time: up to 12 hours
? Video playback time: up to 4 hours

Scalability
? Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
? Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com

Dimensions & weight
? Approx 127,5 x 78,3 x 12,9 mm (for 60GB* model) ? 250gr
? Approx 127 x 78,8 x 19,4 mm (for 120/250GB* models) ? 300gr

Minimum requirement system
? Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000 or higher
? MAC OS X and Linux (with Mass Storage Device Support)
? USB 2.0 interface

Package includes
? ARCHOS 5, headphones, ARCHOS USB cable, DVR Station adapter, screen cleaning cloth, Quick Start Guide (QSG), legal and safety notice.

Pricing
? 60GB model - $350
? 120GB model - $400
? 250GB model - $450


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