Thanks for the links.
I'm not overly impressed with 3.2 inch screens myself. What really impresses me is Philips. Philips is a big player which every company should be wary of. Philips does get Google's ear.
Exciting times now and forever!!!
I'm half and half on the smaller screen size. I don't generally watch videos on the go at all, whether it be on my PSP, laptop, or A5 IMT. Come to think of it, the only times I ever really watch TV (if I'm lucky) is at 5:00pm, and 9:00pm when Glenn Beck and Hannity are on respectively. Other than that, maybe I'll watch a few youtube videos here and there, but not much more. I mainly use my A5 IMT for music and light internet browsing. So I couldn't really care less about the huge screen size. However, the GPS feature on the Philips GoGear has me interested; I had always wanted to buy the GPS adapter for my A5 IMT, but I've heard nothing but negative reviews so I didn't bother. However, I'm not sure how functional it will be given the small screen size.
Now, I'm up in the air about whether I should go with the Archos 43, the Philips GoGear, or perhaps another device like the Samsung YP-G50. Right now I'm leaning towards the Philips and Samsung devices simply due to the poor Archos customer service. I've always liked Samsung and Philips and I know I won't have a problem with customer service (if I ever need it). Lets face it, Samsung and Philips both make reliable products while Archos is debatable. Unless Archos decides to market a 43 with a big hard drive I think I'll go with the GoGear.
The thing is, Archos is aiming for mass appeal with their new players; in other words, they're doing what every other company is doing: small, light, powerful Android devices. How can a small company compete my copying the big guys? They have to make themselves stand out and right now they are not doing that. If I'm going to get the same thing from Philips and Archos, I might as well buy the GoGear because at least I'll have better support.