Mobile phones aren’t the only smart ones anymore. Archos, the French consumer electronics manufacturer, has come up with a new line of home phones that run on the Android operating system. The Smart Home Phone and the Home Connect are handsets that are based on the Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standard and practically function just like most of the Android mobile phones available today. Except that they’re not carried around in the pocket; they’re left on the dresser or the coffee table back at home.
The Smart Home Phone can connect through any ADSL or basic phone line. Its wireless receiver and charger base are actually two separate items, a [...]
The above title is referring to June 23rd, to be specific. With its sights set on grabbing a hefty chunk of the Android market, especially in France where it beat Samsung by a huge margin, invitations are now circulating among various media outlets for a very special date.
What makes this Archos event so exciting is the new Generation 9 tablets they’ll finally reveal to the world. A lot of people griped about Archos being behind the times in the past. Now it’s different as Archos have embraced the Honeycomb OS for their next line of tablets.
The Generation 9 breed is expected to include a whole variety of sizes, from compact 5″ affairs to [...]
This device from Archos really looks smooth. As a French consumer electronics company, Archos have no excuse for a lack of style. Fortunately, the 43 internet tablet is a testament to good design. This device runs Android and offers a whole host of features including tethering to your 3G enabled phone for high-speed internet, and HD video recording. Here is a break down of the most interesting and exciting features to be found on this Android device.Internet: Surf the web in full width just like on your PC, and stay in contact by using the integrated email and contacts applications HD Multimedia: Play your favorite HD videos and [...]
Here’s video that Todd Haselton of MobileBurn.com shot for us, with the help of Will Park from IntoMobile, showing you the Android powered Archos 10 tablet.
Anyone looking to purchase the Archos 32, an 8GB media player running Android? It seems someone accidentally posted the new Personal Media Player a bit early, before removing it, but we still managed to get the details on this unannounced product. The Archos 32 will offer a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of storage for media files, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in camera, Bluetooth, a web browser, and Android 2.1 as the operating system. The media player is expected to be offered for $147.00.
Archos CEO Henri Crohas recently announced in a press conference Archos’ intentions to release a slew of tablet based devices running Google Android. In the image to the right, a quick gander led me to believe that Archos have excellent style, branding and design continuity going on there, but it became clear that each tablet you see before you is the same image, adjusted in size to represent the different tablet screen sizes.
The tablet sizes will range from 3” to 10” whereby the latter will sport 800MHz and 1GHz ARM Cortex-based chips. According to our sources, at least one of the tablets will offer 3D [...]
Archos expanded its tablet offerings today by introducing the Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablet, two low cost Android tablets that target the home user. The Archos 7 Home Tablet shares the same form factor as the Archos 5 Internet Tablet but is powered by a 600MHz ARM9 CPU, not the more powerful ARM Cortex-A8 TI OMAP3 processor of its predecessor. The Archos 7 Home Tablet features a seven inch, 800×480 resistive touchscreen display, extensive video codec support including 720p video playback with bitrates up to 2500kbit/s, built-in speakers, WiFi, USB host functionality, microSD expansion, composite video out, a battery life of 7 hours for video playback and 44 hours of music [...]
Carrypad.com have caught news that Archos may have two new tablet devices running Android ready to show off at CeBIT this year. The original quote is in German and translates along the lines of “Archos will introduce two brand new, good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home.”
“…wird ARCHOS zwei brandneue kostengünstige Android Tablets, die speziell für den Gebrauch zu Hause designt wurden, vorstellen.”
Unfortunately there were no more interesting tidbits to tie us over until CeBIT. However, reading in-between the lines would suggest that this does mean we will probably not find a 3G enabled tablet from Archos at [...]
Good news for Archos 5 Internet Tablet owners as Archos has re-released the highly anticipated Android 1.6 update, an update that was released and then pulled last month due to a major issue with the browser. All browser issues have been worked out and Archos owners can now install the new 1.7.33 firmware update which provides:Optimization of applications on the high-resolution screen of the ARCHOS 5 IT New “Quick Search” to find your Apps, Music, Contacts, and browsing history and get suggested search results as you type Easy access to battery saving features (wifi, screen, gps, etc.) New version of office documents viewer [...]
It seems that the new Android-powered Archos 5 personal media player is now available for purchase on Amazon.com for US$389.99.
The Archos 5 features a large 4.8-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) touchscreen display and support for WiFi data connections. It can also use a 3G equipped phone as a modem through a Bluetooth connection. The Archos 5 is equipped with an 800MHz processor and 160GB of internal storage, and it is supposed to be able to play video for up to 10 hours on a single charge. GPS navigation is also supported, and the device even has HDMI output capability with the use of a dock.