SOURCE: Archos, Inc.

March 27, 2008 14:16 ET

ARCHOS 705 WiFi Named Finalist in CTIA Wireless 2008® E-Tech Award for Innovation in Mobile Electronics

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - ARCHOS, Inc. announced today that its ARCHOS 705 WiFi 7-inch portable media player was selected as a finalist in the Third Annual CTIA Emerging Technologies (E-Tech) Awards.

The E-Tech Awards program gives industry recognition and acknowledges the best wireless products and services in the areas of Mobile CE (consumer electronics); Consumer Mobile Applications; Enterprise Solutions; Network Infrastructure; Mobile Widgets; and 4G. CTIA WIRELESS 2008® takes place April 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The E-Tech Award Ceremony will take place on the Fashion in Motion stage in the Mobile Entertainment eXpo pavilion of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, April 2 at 3:00 PM. A panel of industry analysts, media and technology experts reviewed nearly three hundred submissions from established and emerging companies and judged product entries based on innovation, creativity and vision.

The ARCHOS 705 WiFi portable media player lets you surf the web, stream YouTube and other online videos, download content, and record movies for playback on the industry's highest-quality 7" touch screen. With the integrated ARCHOS Content Portal you can download movies and TV shows wirelessly to the device, while the TV Program Guide lets you record your favorite TV shows to watch anywhere you go.

Award-Winning Devices Get Celebrity Attention

ARCHOS' wireless portable media players have been recognized by celebrities, professional sports organizations, artists and industry influencers as the most advanced portable media players on the market. In the past few months, the ARCHOS 605 WiFi and 705 WiFi have won awards for Editor's Choice and Best Portable Media Player from WIRED, CNET, Laptop, Computer Shopper and others, and the 705 WiFi received the "Best of the Best" at CES Award by G4 TV.

The ARCHOS 705 WiFi was a featured product at last month's Grammy's awards, used by celebrities to watch music videos and listen to nominated songs prior to the ceremony. The 705 WiFi is also used by teams in the National Football League and Major League Baseball to help athletes prepare and watch films while away from the practice field. From March 29-April 20, 2008, the ARCHOS 605 WiFi will be featured in a uniquely creative art installation by artist Joe Tully at New York's PS122 Gallery, www.ps122gallery.org.

About ARCHOS

ARCHOS introduced the hard-drive-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000, and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company invented the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring television recording, wireless and touch screens to the Portable Media Player. ARCHOS' award-winning products let consumers enjoy television, music, movies and photos anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment B of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at www.archos.com.

About CTIA WIRELESS 2008®

As the premier global event representing the $500 billion global wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS 2008 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctia.org/ctiawireless.

CTIA-The Wireless Association is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the premiere producer of two annual technology events representing the complete wireless, mobile and Internet industries: CTIA WIRELESS 2008 takes place in Las Vegas April 1-3; CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 takes place in San Francisco September 10-12. Visit www.ctia.org.

Contact Information

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    Samantha Steinwinder
    Concept Communications for ARCHOS
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