Since the A5S has a MicroSD card slot, I wasn't sure if I just didn't notice or realize what I am looking at, but is there a hard drive in the devise as well? Could archos fit in a 1.8" hard drive or will they have to embed 8+ GB?
I've been thinking for a bit, and I a would like to speculate
that the specs and prices might be something like this:
Archos A5 : Flash memory or 1.8" hard drive 10mm thin form factor
Archos A5 16GB with microSD slot could be $199
Archos A5 120GB 1.8" hard drive could be $249
Archos A5 500GB 2.5" hard drive could be $349
Archos A5H : could mean HSDPA is built-in
Archos A5H 16GB with microSD slot could be $249 unlocked (subsidized to $1 if sold locked through carrier contracts)
Archos A5H 120GB could be $299 unlocked (subsidized to $49 if sold locked through carrier contracts)
Archos A5H 500GB could be $399 unlocked (subsidized to $149 if sold locked through carrier contracts)
These prices are just my speculation! I have no official information! I have speculated about this since viewtopic.php?f=47&t=23496
I still haven't read through the FCC documents to see if I can find any other clues.
The only difference with my 30th April speculation/suggestion post could be they decided to name it Archos A5 instead of Archos 5A like I suggested..
If the H means HSDPA and not High Capacity, I would recommend Archos not to use the S in the name. Even if the Slimness factor would be a big selling point, and even if a Flash based version of the product can be sold below $200, I believe that just stating capacity should be good enough for the consumer to figure out if he is buying a Flash based, slim 1.8" hard drive or thick 2.5" hard drive version of the device.