Opera today announced that its Opera browser will be included on Archos' new WiFi enabled Pocket Media Assistant PMA400. This new gadget from Archos is one of the first portable video/audio players that will deliver full internet access.
The Pocket Media Assistant is the first Linux-based 30GB portable video player and recorder, which allows consumers to record directly from the TV, listen to music, browse the Internet and stay connected, for entertainment or productivity anytime, anywhere. With integration of the Opera browser, users can enjoy full Internet access while on the move, making the PMA400 the most versatile portable video player and recorder on the market.
"Adding WiFi and full Internet access with the Opera browser to our portable media assistants ensures consumers will have the best of both the entertainment and productivity worlds in their pockets, we are leaving single purpose MP3-type media players behind in yesterday's mist," says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS CEO. "By integrating Opera we are creating an entirely new category of multipurpose media devices at a time when others are just entering the category. The PMA400 caters to everyone looking for entertainment, communication, and information in one portable device."
The Archos PMA400 will start shipping on January 31 for a price of 799EUR (the price in dollar is not yet listed on Archos' website).
Another popular mobile device from Archos is the Gmini 400
. It has a 20GB HDD and is priced at approx. $359.99. The Gmini 400 offers you the ability to play music or video on a colour LCD screen.