LMAO!! Will, I gues even false hope is still hope. The Galaxy Tab crushes the Archos 70. Period. The only advantage the 70 has is price. But since it only has 8GB of storage vs 16 for the Tab and only 256MB of ram vs. 512 for the Tab and apparently shipping with 2.1 vs 2.2 on the Tab and has a 800x480 display vs 1024x600 display on the tab and only has wifi vs wifi and 3G on the tab..... Shall I go on? Of course it's cheaper.
I really want the Archos 70. I really do. For the price I'll take the lower stats. But it better ship with 2.2 or I will not be getting it. Period.
I'll say it before anyone else does, I am flip flopping on this more than a pancake at the International House of Pancakes.
I saw a video last night of the Samsung galaxy Tab and I must say I am impressed. Smooth and has everything going for it, except for the price. Even on Sprint at $399 US, one still has to pay a monthly plan of (I think) $30 (x 24 months of the contract = $720 US.) So $720 + $399 = $1119 Yikes thats a lot of moola. But, come to think of it, thats the same for the Archos, $349 for the unit and if tethered to my Sprint EVO 4G hotspot ($30 a month) comes out to be almost the same. Only thing saving me, money wise, would be to have the archos tethered to my EVO using a hacked based Wifi Tether or pdanet and not having to pay a monthly (tether/hotspot) charge.
Now mind you, if the Galaxy Tab had come out on Sprint with 4G service in it, this conversation would never have happened, cause it would be the one I would get. But as usual the upper minds of said companies (including Archos) do not have the foresight to see and take a product to its fullest potential.
Regardless of all the flip flopping I do on what to get, I am just gonna sit back and take my own advice and wait till I actually have all units in my hand to test them and see how they feel. I figure (maybe) by November or December, B&H will have all units on hand.