The ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet (500GB, Black) is a computer in your pocket; quite literally. Powered by the famed Android open source operating system, the Internet Tablet is faster and more streamlined than past models. Use the ARCHOS 5 for more than your music - play games, watch movies, view photos, even get directions, view Microsoft documents, watch TV, and then some.
You can literally take it all with you with the 500GB hard drive player. Load it up with music, movies, photos and then some. With 500GB to fill there's no more deciding between what to take and what to leave. And with the 5 inch touch screen display, you'll navigate all those media files with ease, see big, beautiful photos, and watch movies without having to squint at your screen.
Aside from storing your media collection the ARCHOS 5 also features built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with an OMAP 3440 processor and DSP running at up to 800MHz for responsive Internet browsing. You can also access the web through your Bluetooth and 3G enabled mobile phone; in most cases without even having to pay an extra service fee, if data access is already a part of your service plan.
The Internet capabilities open up even more ways to utilize the Tablet. Purchase apps and games, and gain access to web TV and radio stations. There's also an email program and the ARCHOS Media Club where you can buy or rent films and music.
With the Internet Tablet you can also find your way around most major cities in North America and Western Europe thanks to the optional GPS navigation service. The ARCHOS 5 comes with a free 7 day trial to the Tele Atlas, a service which provides you with pedestrian and driving maps. Pedestrian maps give you a 3D view of the city, letting you find your way with realistic views of buildings and monuments - just like they appear in real life.
Aside from being preloaded with a number of useful applications, such as eBuddy IM, Droidin, QuickPedia, and CraigsPhone, the player also features AppsLib, a convenient way to download and purchase even more applications with just a click. And to help you organize and find all those apps the ARHOS 5 features an extended homescreen. Shift between landscape and portrait mode for placing apps where you want them and finding them with ease.
All in all, if you're looking for a way to do pretty much everything a standard laptop does, but in the palm of your hand, the ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet has you covered.
The Android Platform
Deezer gives you access to about 35 WebRadio stations and the SmartRadio feature, along with access to an optional premium account. It's an excellent way to listen to your favorite online playlists
Dailymotion provides its video service as a native Android application. You can browse videos by search tags or channels. Or, connect to your 'MyDaily' account and upload your own videos
This is the industry-standard Twitter client for the Android platform. Easily access the free social network/microblogging service and start Tweeting all over town
- eBuddy IM
eBuddy is a multi-platform instant messaging application that gives you access to all your friends, no matter what IM service they use. The platform supports MSN, Windows Messenger, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, Facebook, ICQ, MySpace, and AIM (AOL)
Connect to your LinkedIn account when you're on the go. Exchange info, ideas, and opportunities and control your career all right from the pocket sized ARCHOS 5
Access Wikipedia right from the ARCHOS 5 with this application. Quickpedia not only gives you the famous web-based encyclopedia on the go, but it also saves the text of each article to the Tablet's memory so you can go back to your articles quickly, even when you're off-line
- ThinkFree Mobile
This application lets you view Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP/2003/2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents on your ARCHOS. Before year-end, a free update will you also allow you to edit and create documents
CraigsPhone gives you access to the famed Craig's List website. Search the site's useful sections, such as jobs, housing, personals, for sale, gigs, forums, and more
Toggle quickly between your phone contacts, Google, Facebook, Yelp, Netflix and more thanks to this user-friendly app
- Enjoy HD Video
The ARCHOS 5 Tablet gives you high definition video on it's 5 inch, 800 x 480 native resolution touch screen. With the extensive codec support of the ARCHOS 5, all it takes is a drop and drag to watch the video files you want, taking the tedium out of converting video files. Experience your favorite movies in super quality with fine details and rich colors with the support of the most popular high definition video formats. In addition, with the optional HD Cinema Plugin, your ARCHOS 5 can also decode and read videos in HD WMV and MPEG2. That means you'll enjoy 720p resolution; and with the optional HDMI mini-dock or the DVR Station you can also broadcast them on your HDTV
- Music Freedom
The ARCHOS 5 provides you with powerful, rich sound, along with extensive codec support. Enjoy all these music formats with no need to convert: MP3, AVC, WMA, AAC, Flac, and OGG
View your entire photo album with the flick of a finger on the ARCHOS 5. The 5 inch screen shows your images with super sharp clarity and detail. Sit back and enjoy a photo slideshow to any of your music tracks and zoom in on details with a touch. You can also choose to watch them on your HD TV, in full screen, top resolution, using the optional DVR Station or the HDMI Mini-dock
The 500GB hard drive Tablet is the ultimate companion for those with an itimidating music, video, and photo collection. Or, for those who simply want the room to grow. With the 500GB player you can store up to 420 films or 290,000 songs or over 5 million photos
The ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet features built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and twice the processing power of most mobile devices. With the new OMAP 3440 processor based on the ARM Cortex A8 superscalar microprocessor and DSP running at up to 800MHz, you get quick and responsive Internet browsing. The touch screen and the on-screen keyboard let you access web pages and social networking sites with ease. The ARCHOS 5 also offers web pages displayed full screen, with no need to zoom in and out because the text is easily viewable on the sharp 5 inch screen. And, you can switch from landscape to portrait mode to make your viewing experience even more enjoyable
Getting online with the Tablet can be done multiple ways. The ARCHOS 5 features dramatically improved WiFi capabilities that allow it to scan the available network much faster than in the past. It also maintains connection to the network even in weak signal areas. With integrated Bluetooth you can also connect the ARCHOS 5 to your mobile phone equipped with 3G and Bluetooth. You'll have easy, instant Internet capabilities everywhere you go with no need to pay an extra fee if you have data access with your service plan (please refer to the regulations in your contract). Connection through you phone using Bluetooth provides convenient access without wire clutter
- Web TV and Radio
ARCHOS gives you access to web TV and web radio stations. Classified by genre, you can find the news and entertainment you want. The Tablet has access to 1,000 WebTV channels, 10,000 WebRadio stations, and 100,000 podcasts. Watch or listen to what you want in less than 3 clicks, live, without opening your web browser and without waiting for downloading time
- Email and Contacts
The Tablet features an email program that keeps you connected to your contacts. The email application has been improved to let you connect to a large variety of email accounts. In less than a minute you can configure you email account simply by providing your address and password. The program will synchronize with your email address so you can send mail right away
- Media Club
The ARCHOS Media Club gives you access to a multitude of videos and music to buy or rent from, including classic films from Paramount or short films from Zzizzl Films. You can also watch streamed online and shared video with DailyMotion, and follow world news with the ARCHOS-customized EURONEWS web site
With maps from Tele Atlas, the ARCHOS 5 gets you where you want to go with easy to follow navigation instructions and a voice assistant. An optional car mount even lets you mount the player in your car for easy navigation while driving or just listening to your tunes using an optional FM transmitter. There's also a pedestrian GPS mode that guides you through Western Europe or North America in 3D. The purchase of a license is required, but ARCHOS gives you a 7 free trial to test it out
The 3D city maps give you the option to navigate through 2,000 different cities with multi-angle views, four zoom levels, and 800 x 480 pixels on the 5 inch screen, in addition to the high-speed processor. You'll see buildings and monuments just like you would in real life, making it easy to find your way through a new town
Watch your videos and photos on the big screen in high def using the optional DVR Station or HDMI MiniDock. Both accessories feature an HDMI output that brings detailed and rich HD footage to a larger screen for all to see. You can also schedule the player to record upcoming TV shows and take them with you to watch whenever you want
With the optional TV Snap-on, the ARCHOS 5 lets you watch and record live digital terrestrial TV