Heh, I do not expect Archos to sell 50 million Intel/Microsoft based products. I am saying that the whole netbook market is expected to be 50 million units this year. Thus it makes no sense for Archos not to be a part of it.
Even if Archos "only" sells 1 million units, a 2% market share, that would be totally huge for Archos, it would represent 3-4 times more revenues than Archos did last year on selling only in-house IMT and PMP products.
Though 1 million Intel/Microsoft based products sold this year would be pretty huge for Archos, considering the Archos 10 has sold 30'000 units thus far. I also think that goal could realistically be reached. The Intel/Microsoft based products Archos is showing such as the 10S, 9 and 13 are pretty good, if not really best in their class! So it's at this point only a question of sales channels, sales agreements, marketing not really towards end consumers directly, but marketing to the resellers, convincing them that selling the Archos brand is good for resellers profit margins. And Archos can do that easily if they actually do have better products at better prices, which looks to me as Archos certainly have with the Intel/Microsoft based products that they have shown.
Now consider that we are just talking of the piece of cake part of the Archos business strategy right here! Doing these Intel/Microsoft based products is the easy part! And even though it's the easy part, it could grow Archos revenues significantly even though we are in a financial crisis.
From that increased revenues, Archos can perfect the release of a whole range of Android based products, starting (I guess) at 150 dollars, and up to 400 dollars. For the basic 4" flash memory PMP with Android powered touchscreen interfaces and maybe only WiFi at 150 dollars, to the 5" 500GB HSDPA Android powered super luxurious 400 dollar internet media tablet device, and to the 150-400 dollar Android powered full screen 7-13 inch laptop and tablet devices as I have previously speculated in this thread viewtopic.php?f=47&t=23496