SOURCE: Archos, Inc.

November 19, 2008 07:00 ET

New ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablet, the Travel Companion, Now Available -- Featuring 320GB of Capacity on a Portable Device

New Device Offers Uncompromised Access to the Internet, Media and TV, With a Sleek New Design, and Ultra-Fast Internet Browsing Speeds

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - ARCHOS announced today the availability of the highly-anticipated ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablet (IMT), featuring a sleek new design, high resolution touch-screen, and the ultra-fast speeds of a PC for an unparalleled Internet browsing and media experience on a handheld device.

With two different capacity options -- 160GB and 320GB -- the ARCHOS 7 offers the largest hard drives of any handheld player and enough space to hold up to 300 full-length movies, thousands of songs, or millions of photos. The ARCHOS 7 is the only 7-inch handheld tablet equipped with PC-like performance and the world's first implementation of the ARM® Cortex™ superscalar microprocessor. Additional new features include a new email application, redesigned user interface, high-definition (HD) video playback, and an integrated multimedia platform that uses a WiFi for extremely fast Web access anytime, anywhere. The ARCHOS 7 will boost up to 39 hours of battery life.

"When designing the ARCHOS 7 we wanted to develop the ultimate travel companion for commuters, on-the-go families and savvy travelers who need immediate and uncompromised access to the Internet, email, their digital media and favorite TV shows to stay connected and entertained anywhere and everywhere," said Henri Crohas, ARCHOS founder and CEO. "With impressive hard drive capacities and multiple ways to access and enjoy content, the ARCHOS 7 is sure to be your portable media travel companion of choice."

Uncompromised Web Browsing

--  Fastest Web Experience: New processing power, free Web browser, and
    full-page viewing without scrolling left to right make the ARCHOS 7 the
    best Web viewing portable.
--  Integrated Flash® 9 video support: Provides access to favorite TV
    shows, online video sites, popular Web TV and radio stations, and thousands
    of widgets like weather, sports scores or a calculator.
--  Email Application: Consumers can manage multiple accounts, easily
    view, send and receive their email, synchronize contacts, and store
    attachments, all using a wide touch-screen QWERTY keyboard.
--  MSN Web Messenger: Consumers can stay connected with their friends at
    all times.
    

Easiest Access to Content

--  Streaming Web TV and Radio: Free plug-in lets users stream thousands
    of Web TV channels and more than 10,000 radio stations directly to the
    ARCHOS 7.
--  Anywhere Entertainment: Consumers can enjoy favorite videos, music and
    photos directly on the IMT, listen to tunes while surfing the Web or
    checking email, transfer photos from digital camera, and make customized
    slideshows to share with friends.
--  The ARCHOS Media Club: Offers the latest online content such as
    movies, TV shows, music, and games from a range of providers. With one-
    touch access from the home screen, users can download content for rent or
    purchase directly onto the Tablet.
    

True TV Experience at Home or Anywhere

--  TV Recording & Program Guide: With the optional DVR station accessory
    and integrated TV Program Guide, the ARCHOS 7 offers a fast and easy way to
    schedule, record and playback favorite TV programs and movies directly on
    the Tablet or TV. With the optional HD plug-in, users can also enjoy HD
    playback of movies.
--  Internet on TV: When connected to the DVR station, the ARCHOS 7 give
    users access to the Internet, music collections, photos, and their PC
    through wireless streaming from the PC to the comfort of their couch.
    

Personalize with Exclusive Plug-Ins and Accessories

The ARCHOS 7 provides personalization through optional plug-ins and accessories:

--  Plug-Ins: The web browser and Web TV and radio come free upon
    registration of the device. More optional plug-ins will be available: 3.5G
    connectivity, high-definition video (720p resolution), Cinema and Video
    Podcast.
--  Accessories: DVR Station, Mini-Dock, Removable Battery, Helmet Cam,
    and more.
    

All accessories and plug-ins can be purchased or downloaded from the Archos store on the device and at www.archos.com.

Pricing and Availability

The ARCHOS 7 IMTs are available now at Dell, Amazon.com, Circuit City, and Archos.com. Pricing is $449.99 for the 160GB model and $549.99 for the 320GB model. Order information and customer support details are available at www.archos.com.

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 introduced the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring TV recording, wireless and touch screens to the portable media player. Now, ARCHOS introduces Internet Media Tablets, offering consumers uncompromised access to the Internet, movies, photos, video, music and television anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is quoted on Compartment B of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at www.archos.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Frederic Balay
    ARCHOS, Inc.
    303-962-3358
    Email Contact