At first, I wasn't going to post. Surely, after all these reviews, my experience would be echoed. Well, almost! I waited all week, for CES, to see how much I was going to lose out on by "being forced" (casulty of the poor economic situation, here) to buy the "cheap" Archos. I feel sorry for all those who are going to pay hundreds more for basically the same experience. Especially if we get Gingerbread or even Honeycomb-Archos, you haven't had a great record of supporting old gen devices, but you are GUARANTEED an extra sale (wife) from me, if you pull that off.
I just want products to work, don't care how. Haven't had any of the issues that some are having. Seriously, I've spent more time reading these here forums, wondering if something is wrong because everything has been going so smoothly. Upgraded, all that, even have it set to "powersave" cause the thing's just fine at 800mhz. Even the market Adobe Flash works great. Sorry to all w/ major problems. Enough of that: I've probably jinxed myself now!
I would be thrilled if we got some more metal, or carbon or something, but the cost, the cost. Rubber feet on back is nice touch. Nice, light, solid gear-pictures/video DO NOT do it justice. Lots of ooohs wherever I bring it out. Dropped it hard, bout a meter on concrete; had aneurysm. But, I'm fine now. Wha? Oh, the 70? Umm... small scratch on plastic around speaker. Still nothing else wrong. Archos +1.
Someone else mentioned the manual. True dat! Being new to Android, I downloaded the Google Froyo manual pdf. Much more useful.
I took a chance on you, Archos: fresh young stallion, so early out of the gate, you couldn't possibly have the legs to finish! Nope, we have a winner! HDMI, 6-7 hr. battery, 2.2 maybe higher, 1ghz processor. Sounds a lot like/close enough the stuff just annouced by Tosh, no Viz, no Sam, I'm sorry Asu, oops that should be Ace, aww shucks!!! Guess it doesn't matter which one, they all cost $400-600, right? Umm...right? HA, HA, HA! (That's me towards the proverbial bank)