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Archos has launched a super-sexy internet tablet based on the OS of the moment – Android. The redesigned Archos 5 boasts enough features to keep you entertained for up to 22 hours – the maximum length of time its internal battery will play music for. Buyers also get seven hours of video playback life, Archos said. Central to …

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Archos?

Just remember kids that you're ....

Likely to need to "Personalise your device" in buying codecs that should be installed already

Any USB connections are likely to be non-standard

If this has a SIM slot like the 5g, expect to be able to insert a SIM once but never, ever be able to remove/replace it.

It's likely to crash more than George Micheal on a quiet, early morning drive

When something goes wrong (and if the 5 series are anything to go by, it will) make sure you have the Samaritans number at hand. You'll need it dealing with Archos Customer Services.

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wow

this sure is a nice gadget. I wish i had the spare cash...

I thought tethering was broken on the iPhone now, though. And surely this unit has more appeal to non-iTards, anyway?

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WTF?

Costs extra for codecs?

Do they still charge for all the useful video codecs? A friend bought a really nice looking player a while ago and then realised she would have to buy €50 worth of codecs to watch most of her videos. It went back to the store the next morning.

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I think ...

I've just spied my New Year toy.

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Confused at comments

Why is offering a lower price for people who don't need the extra cost that licencing various codecs incurs a _bad_ thing? As long as you do your research and realise what the headline price doesn't include... I like the pluggable nature of my archos, it keeps my costs down

It's a shame there's not going to be a phone version of this until next year, though

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the price of a netbook

with he same money, one could really get a fully configurable, brand spanking new laptop

these devices are just cut down version at higher price ...

I appreciate, the vulgum pecus will want something usable straight away, but netbooks pretty much are nowadays.

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future updates?

And don't expect Archos to keep the product current and up to date with firmware updates.... I've got a IMT 7 and it's had 1 update since I bought it and that was only because they ship it with a 50% broken factory firmware to start.

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