Archos 5 & 7 PMPs on sale; HSDPA possible with USB modem

Aug 22, 2008
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Archos 5 & 7 PMPs on sale; HSDPA possible with USB modem

Archos' new range of Internet Media Tablets are now available to order on Amazon, complete with a number of accessories.  The online retailer is listing all three versions of the Archos 5 - with 60GB, 120GB and 250GB storage - and both Archos 7 versions - 160GB and 320GB - but not the Archos 5g, which has a built-in HSDPA modem.

As well as the PMPs, there are two DVR docks; one a base station into which the Internet Media Tablet sits, the other a snap-on adapter more suitable to mobile use.  There's also both a battery dock and a mini dock.  Amazon also have listed a Helmet Camcorder, compatible with both the Archos 5 and 7, that is intended for recording sports and leisure activities to the PMPs.

The pricing breaks down as follows:

  • Archos 5 60GB - $349.99
  • Archos 5 120GB - $399.99
  • Archos 5 250GB - $449.99
  • Archos 7 160GB - $449.99
  • Archos 7 320GB - $549.99
  • DVR Station - $99.99
  • DVR snap-on - $79.99
  • Battery dock - $49.99
  • Mini dock - $29.99
  • Helmet camcorder - $129.99

Availability for all of the PMPs and accessories is stated as 2-4 weeks.  Amazon also confirms that any of the new models have to potential to be HSDPA compatible:

"3.5G Ready: plug-in for enjoying Internet everywhere via the 3.5G-HSDPA GSM network by connecting a 3.5G-HSDPA dongle to a Mini Dock or Battery Dock USB port" Amazon.com

There's no indication of whether a specific USB modem is needed or if any will work.


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