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Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android Review Part 1

Mar 01, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andreas Ødegård)


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"Media players have gotten a lot of extra functionality over the last couple of years; Bluetooth, touchscreens, better video support and even more recently apps or widgets through special SDKs or flash. Perhaps the single most advanced media player on the market today is the Archos 5 Internet Tablet which runs the Android operating system on hardware that has more specs than half a dozen other players combined and that can run thousands upon thousands of Android apps, compared to other apps capable non-iPod players that can only show for a few apps. However, a player's ability to work well can't be read from specs alone. Read on for a full, very long review of the Archos 5 IT.

"In the box/accessories
The box contains the microUSB cable (not miniUSB- microUSB is to be the new standard, though still not that common), earphones, DVR station adapter and random paperwork. As for optional accessories you have a whole range of those; various docks ranging from small charging docks to battery docks and full fledged DVR capable remote controlled dock stations, GPS mount, cases etc. You can really do a lot with this thing if you get a few accessories, and the DVR capabilities are a nice touch. Grahm reviewed a DVR station back with the Archos 605 review and I don't know if the model has changed since then, but if so it's not that much. As for third party accessories you'll mostly find screen protectors and cases; nothing that uses the docking ports."

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