Archos To Take On iPod Touch With New Device

Via a tweet from ArchosFans, came the tip that J&R accidentally leaked news of a new iPod Touch-class device from Archos.

I think Archos remains well behind the curve here again. Despite the low price, who wants a 400×240 screen? I have an ancient Palm LifeDrive with a 480×320 screen! And I have no problem playing Divx/Xvid AVIs on it. It’d be nice to have a camera, but hey, that’s what the next generation of iPod Touch will likely offer me.

Archos should stop wasting its time. The Archos 7 Home Tablet needed Android 2.x and a muscular processor to begin with.

This is FAIL from the start.

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Archos 32 8GB 3.2″ Touch Screen Multimedia Player

Android 2.1 Eclair / 802.11n WiFi / Bluetooth / Built-in camera & microphone / Accelerometer / Multiple audio & video formats / Surf web & download Apps

J&R Item # AHS 501570
Mfr. Part # 501570

Buying Info
List – $149.99
You save (2%) – $2.99
Your price – $147.00

Description
Android 2.1 Eclair / 802.11n WiFi / Bluetooth / Built-in camera & microphone / Accelerometer / Multiple audio & video formats / Surf web & download Apps

The ARCHOS 32 is an exciting 3.2″ touch screen Android device. Smaller than a pack of gum the ARCHOS 32 is able to play multiple Video and Music formats, Download applications to fit your lifestyle, connect to the Internet and shoot videos with its built-in camera.

# Get an excellent media player – The ARCHOS 32 features music, video and photo applications that allow users to browse through the album covers to locate and instantly access their media. Plus, the ARCHOS 32 is able to play a variety of music, photo and video formats.

# Android’s APPS available for Download – The AppsLib store is an Android application market place where you can download multiple apps while connected to a WiFi network. You decide what your product should do for you by choosing among the thousands of Apps available. Social media, entertainment, weather, traffic, news and games are now just a click away.

# Make memories with the built-in video camera – With a built in video camera you can easily Record video or take pictures. Within minutes, you can Upload and share your Personal memories on your social networks.

# Surf the Internet right from your hand – Using a WiFi connection, you can surf the Web as efficiently as you do on your Computer thanks to the speedy processor. You can easily Zoom in and out by double-tapping on the screen or by rotating the product horizontally.

# Package includes: ARCHOS 32, earphones, Standard USB cable, Quick Start Guide (QSG)

# Display: 3.2” TFT LCD, 16M colors, WQVGA (400×240), Touch screen

# Application Framework: Android 2.1 Eclair (upgradable to Android 2.2 Froyo when released)

# Processor: 800 MHz Arm Cortex A8 with DSP

# Graphical accelerator: 3D OpenGL

# Video playback: MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, 24fps@12Mbps) / MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution, 24fps@12Mbps) / H.264 HD (HP@L3.1 up to 720p, 24fps@7Mbps) / WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p 24fps@10Mbps) / MJPG (Motion JPEG) in VGA resolution (With Optional plug-in: Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, 30fps@15Mbps) / With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, WMV

# Audio Playback: MP3 CBR & VBR / WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1 / WAV (PCM/ADPCM) / AAC, AAC+ 5.13 / OGG Vorbis / FLAC (With optional Software plug-in: AC3 5.1)

# Photo viewer: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

# Subtitles: .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported

# Video Recording & picture taking: Camcorder: records in MPEG-4 (.avi) and in VGA resolution (640×480) / Camera: JPG in VGA resolution

# Connections: USB 2.0 Device / USB 2.0 Host & Composite video Output (optional cables)

# Communication protocols: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

# Power source: Internal: Lithium Polymer Battery / USB charging

# System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac & Linux / USB 2.0

# Dimensions: 4.13 x 2.16 x 0.35 in.

# Weight: 2.54 oz.

2 responses to “Archos To Take On iPod Touch With New Device

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