Posted on Monday, Jun 25 2007 @ 05:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Michael covered Archos’ Generation 5 launch event in NYC last week, and the new Archos 605 was the rockstar of the show. The real question is, does the 605 seem ill-featured or me-too? Despite some initial missteps with the UI, the lack of an out-of-the-box browser and frustration that the company joins the throngs of people telling me to pay more money for content I’ve already bought, I think the Archos 605 is a strong entry into the market. If I didn’t have anything that plays video, and especially if I was in the same situation and looking to replace my iPod, I’d definitely be buying. And if you’re willing to commit, the combination of the 605 with the DVR dock and TV Plus makes for a remarkably complete media ecosystem. Which could make lazy people like me very happy.
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