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IFA 2007 – Archos launch TV+ PVR and media streamer, announce prices

IFA 2007 – Archos launch TV+ PVR and media streamer, announce prices

Here's something I really can't wait to get my hands on: Archos' TV+ PVR/media streamer/web surfer, which the company were flaunting at IFA 2007.  An instant competitor to the AppleTV - and, so my gut feeling says, with the potential to blow it out of the water - the compact box has a choice of 80GB or 250GB hard-drives and a plethora of connectivity including HDMI (outputting 720p Hi-Def), WiFi, USB 2.0 and ethernet.

 

Archos’ WiFi-toting touchscreen PMP reviewed

Archos’ WiFi-toting touchscreen PMP reviewed

It seems that this season's hot-look is gadgets with their whole front taken up by a screen, preferable touch-sensitive.  The iPhone might be the most obvious, but then there are other handsets like LG's Prada cooperative and then obviously the usual gaggle of UMPCs.  Meanwhile, Archos has been gradually spec'ing up their Portable Media Players to the point where they border on being UMPCs themselves; their latest, the 704, has a sleek metal casing that should really give Samsung something to aim for, as well as networking technologies such as WiFi.  Techgage took a look at it to see whether the 704 should really be your pocket companion.

 

Archos’ WiFi blessed PMP gets tested

Archos’ WiFi blessed PMP gets tested

Boasting more photos than your average MySpace profile, GenerationMP3 have outdone themselves with a review of Archos' brandspankingnew 704 WiFi PMP.  Rocking the 7-inch 800x480 touchscreen and with a sleek metal chassis, it's available in 40GB and 80GB capacities, can act in USB host mode for offloading images from your digital camera and plays back a vast array of formats in up to DVD resolution.

 

Could the Archos 604 be the core of your AV world?

Could the Archos 604 be the core of your AV world?

My my, what's this slinky little madam?  Colourful touchscreen, clear GUI, handy hardware buttons?  Let me introduce you fine gentlemen (and ladies, of course) to the Archos 604 - $350 worth of audio, video and image viewing loveliness.  dapreview.net took it in hand and gave it a thorough fingering.

While video is handled beautifully and photos dealt with in a pleasingly straightforward manner, they found that audio was somewhat more tricky to manage.  To quote: "as a video player, the 604 is superb but as an audio player you are better off looking elsewhere even in the PMP market".  Necessary add-ons (like a DVR docking station and a number of AV-codec plugins) to make the unit the core of a home cinema setup would take the total investment to around $500, which is a whole lot of money.  Still, they give it an overall score of 83%, so it's obviously impressing on more levels than it's failing!

France wants tablet-tax for iPad and Android slates while Windows exempt

France wants tablet-tax for iPad and Android slates while Windows exempt

French legislators are considering imposing a tablet-tax that would affect all models with at least 40GB of internal storage, though Windows-based slates would be exempt. The proposal, reported by Numerama, is part of French "private copy" taxation which imposes extra fees on digital media like blank CDs, DVDs and thumb-drives; it's estimated it would add up to €12 ($16) to the cost of Apple's top-spec iPad or Android tablets. However, because Windows is classed as a "full" OS rather than a mobile one like iOS or Android, it escapes the taxation.

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Orange Motorola DEXT hands-on [Video]

Orange Motorola DEXT hands-on [Video]

Archos' new PMP isn't the only Android gadget SlashGear has been playing with recently. Last night saw the launch of the European version of Motorola's first Android smartphone, the Motorola DEXT. Debuted last week as the Motorola CLIQ in the US, the QWERTY slider smartphone is set to arrive exclusively on Orange in the UK and France; so far all the carrier has said is "early October", but SlashGear was told that the official release date is somewhere between the 5th and the 9th of October.

Hands-on gallery and video demo after the cut

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Wallet MID gets closer to release, US launch possible

Wallet MID gets closer to release, US launch possible

Looking strikingly like the mysterious Android MID we've been seeing so much of lately, this is actually eviGroup's upcoming Wallet MID.  First tipped back in May and promised for a launch by the end of 2009, the touchscreen handheld has been described by the French company's CEO as a "unit halfway between a cellphone and a TabletPC with a 5-inch screen", though right now it's unknown whether it uses an Intel x86 CPU with Windows OS or a frugal ARM chipset with 7+ hours runtime and custom OS.

USI MID-160 ‘World’s Thinnest’: WiMAX, GPS, 3G & just 1.5cm thick

USI MID-160 ‘World’s Thinnest’: WiMAX, GPS, 3G & just 1.5cm thick

If you're going to make a Mobile Internet Device (MID) and you want to take on PMPs or, heaven forbid, the iPhone 3G, then you better make sure it's compact and attractive.  That's at least one lesson USI have learnt with their MID-160, apparently the "world's thinnest" MID and bearing a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi, WiMAX and 3G WWAN in something just 1.5cm thick and weighing 250g.

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TI promise 1-Watt MID with super-frugal OMAP 3 CPU

TI promise 1-Watt MID with super-frugal OMAP 3 CPU

Texas Instruments are looking to shake up the Mobile Internet Device (MID) segment with a device capable of running the core, display and full connectivity on just 1 Watt of power.  The so-called 1-watt MID is part of a presentation by Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager of Mobile Internet Devices at TI, who discusses the company's OMAP 3 platform and how its low-draw and power saving modes [pdf link] all combine to full-day use with current battery technology.

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COWON Q5 coming to US

COWON Q5 coming to US

The COWON Q5 is finally arriving stateside and has been priced. Its even being called the Super PMP.

You get your choice of 40 or 60 gigabyte capacities both with a 5-inch WVGA screen, 64MB of flash memory, 128MB of DDR2 SDRAM, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and Windows CE 5.0. There is also a voice recorder, photo/text viewer, and support for a ton of different audio, video, and picture formats.

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