Right. So I will be getting the A5 (IMT - gen 6). It hasn't even arrived yet. I missed the distinction by just that much. I need to slow down my tech enthusiasm (Damn that paypal account and ebay!). Anyway, I'm still looking forward to owning the device. I have enjoyed using my N810 and before that and old PALM LifeDrive. This device seems to be along the same vein.
I did not know the new Android based A5IT (gen7) has integrated GPS. Cool.
Thank you so much for the clarification on what all the model numbers mean. It's really too bad Archos does not make it possible to install Android on the older A5 IMT. I wonder why not? I can install Ubuntu 9.10 on older hardware, or even Windows 7 on computers from last year. I thought Android was free? Anyway, moaning about why vendors do stuff never helps.
I see a few other threads now on installing Andros on Gen 6 hardware, and now I know what that means
I'll be following those, so you do not need to place step by step instructions here. One way or another I hope to have the Linux I want on this cool looking device. Thanks for the clarification.