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Old 09-15-2009, 10:33 PM
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Default For those feeling left behind by Microsoft........

...here's a great alternative from Archos. Sure, you won't be getting the "zune" experience, but it definitely beats any experience from apple. I'm thinking this will be my next PMP purchase.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12519_7...ag=mncol;posts

http://www.pcworld.com/article/17197...et_tablet.html

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:39 AM
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Yeah, i'm thinking about it too.

Android means i'll be able to add apps, can do upnp player to my tv if need be. The only thing that's a bit of a drawback is the price.

And archos also want to make a phone. Wonder where that one will lead to.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:44 AM
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Yeah, i'm thinking about it too.

Android means i'll be able to add apps, can do upnp player to my tv if need be. The only thing that's a bit of a drawback is the price.

And archos also want to make a phone. Wonder where that one will lead to.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:30 PM
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According to Amazon.com the flash and HDD model both get an amazing and totally astonishing 10hrs for audio & 4hrs for video!!!!! My world will never be the same,..................
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:01 PM
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I'm curious if when playing music the screen and Wifi can be turned off. I can't imagine why it doesn't do any better than 10 hours if all it is doing is playing music.

As for the Video 4 hours.... Long enough for a movie or two. Fine with me.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:41 PM
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The only ting going for this device is the 500gb of storage.

Otherwise, the Android phones are much better.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:15 PM
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I'm curious if when playing music the screen and Wifi can be turned off. I can't imagine why it doesn't do any better than 10 hours if all it is doing is playing music.

As for the Video 4 hours.... Long enough for a movie or two. Fine with me.
You say that about every device that hits the market, that it's "fine w/you". The specs for battery life suck, unless you plan on taking multiple devices w/you while being stuck in an airport terminal. For most of us the battery life is shiite.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:58 PM
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I'm curious if when playing music the screen and Wifi can be turned off. I can't imagine why it doesn't do any better than 10 hours if all it is doing is playing music.

As for the Video 4 hours.... Long enough for a movie or two. Fine with me.
How's that compare to the View?
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:01 PM
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That battery life is crap - I may as well just get a portable CD player and a couple of AAs.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:10 PM
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Look, I'm all for the Android dap & all, but lets be honest. If it dies in almost nothing flat, what's the point? Can't use a device w/a crap battery, now can we? If the battery life was decent I'd buy this asap. Looks great, performs w/mediocrity!!!!!

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