five new "tablet" devices that Archos was excited to announce to the world not too long ago. And, it looks like the company is trying their best to keep their word of a mid-October launch date, as the PMP has just gone up for pre-order courtesy of Amazon.
first saw back in February.) That is, if you find yourself in Europe, and not in the United States. It looks like Philips has managed to bring the Android 2.1-powered PMP to digital retail shelves across the pond, if this new screenshot from Argos is any indicator.
just being unveiled, in the Gen8 category of devices, mind you), with its 3.2-inch touchscreen and Android goodness, we find ourselves at a strange middlepoint. To get excited, or to not get excited, that is the question.
Archos 5 PMP was undoubtedly the star of the French company's launch event yesterday, but they couldn't help but tease with another new device. The Archos Phone Tablet is, as the name suggests, a PMP/cellphone hybrid; in this case, it runs Android on a 1GHz ARM Cortex CPU, with integrated 3.5G for voice and data access. According to the scant information Archos gave us, the Phone Tablet will have a smaller display than the Archos 5 - 4.3-inches versus 4.8-inches - but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480. It will measure just 10mm thick, and we were also shown an image of the rear of the Phone Tablet that indicated a camera; there also appears to be a front-mounted camera, likely for video calls. We'd also expect to see a fair chunk of flash storage in there - the Archos 5 packs up to 64GB - for media use. Archos have been close-lipped on when exactly we might expect to see the Phone Tablet arrive, but we'll not argue with another Android-based smartphone.