ARCHOS Presents 28 and 32, Two New Android Based MP3 Players – Internet Access, Napster, and 3D Gaming!

December 29, 2010
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Behold! The Android music player revolution has begun, and it's on ARCHOS. Here they present ARCHOS 28 and ARCHOS 32, both of them internet tablets that they say will revolutionize the world of MP3 and MP4 playing. Both of them have 8GB of storage (space for over 4,000 songs,) access to chat, games, and social networking, all of this in two convenient sizes. Firs there's the 28 internet tablet measuring 3.9” x 2.1” x 0.35”, then there's the 32 internet tablet measuring in at 4.1” x 2.1” x 0.3”. The smaller of the two costs $99.99 MSRP, the larger being right around $149.99 MSRP.

They're pushing none other than your ol' pal NAPSTER for a music application. Can you believe it? They say that these tiny tablets are open-platform MP3 players at comparable price ranges to MP3 players with closed platforms (I think you know who they're talking about, right?) Inside you'll find the ARCHOSE Music Cover Carrousel, what seems to be a simple app allowing you to browse through album covers for instant access (simple description, yes?) Another pre-loaded app is Ebuddy, some sort system for staying in touch with friends. They name call Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and note that you'll be able to play 3D GAMES since inside you'll find a built-in accelerometer and 3D open GL tech. Video playback is also included, as well as a camera? ("Photo fantastic’s can also easily capture their greatest memories and post them directly on their favorite social Media web site.")

Take a peek at the full press release below:

Denver, Colorado – December 29, 2010 – ARCHOS, an award winning technology innovator and leader in the portable media player market today will show ARCHOS 28 and 32 pocket sized internet tablets at CES. The ARCHOS 28 and 32 internet tablets, revolutionize the world of MP3/MP4 players by adding a WiFi connection and the Android framework for the price of a standard MP3 player. With 8GB of storage, users can play and listen to over 4000 songs anywhere and with a variety of Android based applications they can also chat, game and partake in social networking from at home or on the go. These pocket sized tablets (28 internet tablet measures 3.9” x 2.1” x 0.35” and the 32 internet tablet measures 4.1” x 2.1” x 0.3”) are available for $99.99 MSRP for the ARCHOS 28 internet tablet and $149.99 MSRP for the ARCHOS 32 internet tablet at ARCHOS.com.

All You Can Play
Store, play and discover more music with free access to all the great music applications such as Napster. The ARCHOS 28 and 32 internet tablets allow you to discover new artists, listen to old favorites and have access to millions of songs. Users can easily access music from these open-platform MP3 players at a comparable price to MP3 players with closed platforms. ARCHOS also includes their Music Cover Carrousel, a built-in music application that allows users to browse through album covers and add widgets to the home screen for instant access to media controls.
“We are proud to release the first connected Android PMP players with the ARCHOS 28 and 32 internet tablets” says Henri Crohas, CEO and Founder. “MP3/MP4 users can now listen to their music while chatting and socializing with friends on the internet for an affordable price.”

More than a PMP player: stay connected with your Buddies
With Android as an operating system, application options are unlimited in these pocket size devices. Users will enjoy chatting, social networking and gaming with either of these tablets. Ebuddy, a preloaded app can be accessed directly from home and allows users to stay in touch with friends with ease. Photo fantastic’s can also easily capture their greatest memories and post them directly on their favorite social Media web site such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. There’s also an email application to stay in touch and users can play all the greatest games including 3D games thanks to the built-in accelerometer and 3D open GL technology. Lastly, multimedia fans can also enjoy playing their favorite videos.
For more information about the ARCHOS 28 and 32 internet tablets and other ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com.

About ARCHOS
ARCHOS released the first pocket-sized HD-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000 and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company invented the portable media player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to Portable Media Players. ARCHOS has also introduced the Internet Media Tablet range – the 5, 5g and 7 – offering users instant, uncompromising access to the internet, media content and TV.  Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the Unites States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B, ISIN Code FR0000182479. www.ARCHOS.com


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  • devin

    yeah too bad there arent that many 3D games in android

    • Master

      there are heaps

  • devin

    who would pick this over an ipod touch?
    i’m being completely serious.
    the itouch has a full library of iphone games while android has barely any.

    • Master

      have you gone to android market yet. If not please do before commenting because even me myself  havent tried all the 3d games on android market even from gameloft too!!!

  • kmarie

    I have the 28,and I love it. As a matter of fact I’m leaving this comment right now using it thanks to it’s super fast wifi! Android has captured my heart.screw apple.

  • Zach

    That’s awesome. I currently have a 64 gig iPod Touch and can’t wait to get rid of it. Though I won’t be downgrading to 8 gigs, once a bigger android MP3 player comes out, I’m getting it. Good to see the start of the wave though.