Archos 5

Archos 5 Tablet Only $240 Today on Amazon

Looking for an Android tablet for half off? Today is your lucky day as Amazon has just cut the price of the Archos 5 500 GB Android tablet to $239.99. For the new price tag you will be getting an Android tablet, and although it's a bit behind the times and lacking main features, it's a decent option for anyone just looking for a browsing device. The Archos 5 includes a 500 GB internal hard drive, 5-inch 800x480 resolution screen and a 800MHz processor. Shipping with Android 1.6 Donut (we know, it's old), the device will be able to handle most multi-media needs. However, it's worth noting that the device doesn't ship with Google's standard suite of applications, so if you're looking for the Android Market, Gmail, or Google Maps you will have to use alternative methods to get them on your device. The sale is today only and the 32GB flash storage model has also been cut to $290 fro $380. [Via AndroidCentral]

Two Archos Android home-use tablets at CeBIT 2010

The Archos 7 look to a lock for this years CeBIT, but it might not show up alone. There has been an announcement of a second Android tablet by Archos. Both described as “good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home”.

Android 1.6 Donut finally hits Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Archos have again released the Android 1.6 Donut firmware update for their Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  This marks the second attempt for the company, who briefly released an update back in December 2009 before promptly yanking it over a "major issue" with the web browser. The update brings with it all of the non-cellular improvements we're used to seeing in Android 1.6: a new Quick Search feature and improved power management are likely the two biggest draws for Archos 5 owners.  However there's also improvements in media file support, a new version of the ThinkFree Mobile documents viewer, and better UPnP support over WiFi.  There's a full changelog here. [via Twitter]

The Shack Selling the Archos 5 Internet Tablet 8GB for $249.99

Last time we heard something about the Archos 5 MID, someone had done a hack to gain access to the Android Market to get Google Apps like GMail, Talk, Maps, and more. And now pocketables has found it at RadioShack, it's been sold for $249.99. Apparently, the Archos 5 is an exclusive at The Shack for now, and they are offering it as "a media and GPS solution." According to their website, you can "access the Internet, media and TV with the customizable Archos 5 Internet tablet. It has a modifiable interface that you can personalize with applications that reflect your taste and needs. And, it will help you get around with a built-in GPS device with maps of cities in 3D." You can watch digital TV, record programs and make scheduled recordings, just like a personal DVR, which some people call PVRs actually. There's also a way to get recorded shows on larger TVs via an HDMI connection. And of course you can also use it to surf the Web with WiFi or 3.5G technology.

Archos 5 MID gets Android Market and other Google Goodies

There's always something to improve, or something to gain, every time someone hacks into a device. It appears someone has done just that to the Archos 5 MID, to gain access to the Android Market to get Google Apps like GMail, Talk, Maps, and more. As many of you already know, the Archos 5 has its own app market, which goes by the name of AppsLib. We got news from sister site SlashGear on this hack to the Archos 5 in order to get the Google goodies we mentioned above, amongst other things. The good folks over at jkkmobile have posted a guide to install the Android Market onto the Archos 5 MID. So if you are feeling lucky, or want to get more juice out of your Archos 5, well, you already know what to do. But remember, that if you decide to do any hacking to any of your devices, you do so at your own risk.

Archos 5 Android PMP now available

If you have been longing for a decent PMP running Android, your wait is over. The Archos 5 Android PMP is now on sale. The only rub is that a reviewer at CNET isn’t sure if the device is up to its peers.