Old 01-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Joe_Linux Joe_Linux is offline
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This could be God's gift to me as I probably should wait for the Galaxy or something else. A funny thing about the order was that they would ship the leather case to Hawaii, but not the discounted player. I wonder if I went to the regular store they would ship the player? I think Amazon is a better bet anyway as the return policy from the offer site is rather poor. Amazon would be much safer
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:02 PM
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This is what I have been waiting for from Archos. Now I can get this and keep my wife away from an iPod Touch.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:06 PM
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Except you missed it, probably be another month before they get more of them in stock.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:10 AM
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I have had the Archos 43 for about a month now and would NOT recommend it to anyone... I would say wait for the Galaxy.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:33 PM
Greg_E Greg_E is offline
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Originally Posted by bluezzy View Post
I have had the Archos 43 for about a month now and would NOT recommend it to anyone... I would say wait for the Galaxy.
Galaxy is MUCH larger and does not work for everyone that wants a device they can stick in a pocket. Since you didn't say why you don't recommend the a43 your post is pretty much worthless. Care to add your reasons so that we might take your recommendation a little more seriously?

The a43 does some things extremely well and offers a size that can be made to fit in many pockets. My biggest concern was putting it into my motorcycle jacket and bluetooth to connect to my helmet to use while riding. It is a music player first and foremost for me and as such it works fairly well. I have computers just about everywhere I go including a small Fujitsu u810 so if I need to do anything on the web I'm all set. I also prefer to use a phone so that my battery isn't always run down from playing music, no desire to answer a call on a motorcycle.

For me the 7 inch or larger tablets would be too big to use and I would have really preferred an a32 with SD card slot and 16GB on board storage, but they don't make that version.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:13 AM
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I've had my Archos 43 for 2 days now and I love it. I have an Ipod Touch, gen 3, so I can compare them. The A43 with it's bigger and better screen is far better for watching videos. It also seems to get a lot more battery life. And I don't have to convert the videos.

Web browsing is also easier on the A43, again because of the screen size. The touch screen is harder to use and less reliable but it's okay; better than earlier Archos resistive touch screens but not nearly as good as the Itouch. But the larger screen more than makes up for that while web browsing.

So far the quality of the apps I've tried has been okay, although this is another area where the Itouch wins. I've found a free audiobook app and a free ereader app that are excellent and those are important to me.

Basically I'm glad I got it. It's better than I hoped it would be. I don't know if it'll replace my Itouch or not, but it might.

I had been saving for an Ipad and it was taking me too long and I got tired of waiting so I decided to get an Archos 70. I wasn't able to find one so I got the A43 instead. I think I still want a larger screen device but this is nice in the meantime and now I won't mind waiting a few more months while I save for one. Not sure yet if that'll be a larger Archos or an Ipad.

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