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by mplant1999
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ICS for asus TF101 today - want it for my g9 now.
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Re: ICS for asus TF101 today - want it for my g9 now.

I've had a Transformer TF-101 with the dock since July with no problems at all. Love the expanded ports and the physical keyboard (though do use the tablet by itself more often than not). ICS is nice - quite a bit different from HC - more so than I had anticipated. The most obvious changes are the d...
by mplant1999
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 43 WiFi?
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

Re: Archos 43 WiFi?

I solved similar problems with sporadic wi-fi connectivity for my WP7 phone, iPhone, Dell Streak and other wi-fi enabled devices by upgrading to a better router. I had been using budget spec. G wi-fi routers from D-Link and suffered devices that wouldn't connect at all or would only connect if I reb...
by mplant1999
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: The difference between Resistive vs Capacitive Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 5773

Re: The difference between Resistive vs Capacitive Screen

I have devices with both (resistive and capactive) screen technologies and they both have their strengths and their weaknesses. My issue with the A43IT screen is not that it is resistive but rather that it was/is over senstive. I have, through trial and error, 3rd party keyboard, and FW updates, arr...
by mplant1999
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Couldn't wait anymore so brought the Asus Transformer Prime
Replies: 7
Views: 4166

Re: Couldn't wait anymore so brought the Asus Transformer Pr

apparently there are issues with samsung tablets getting the ICS upgrade as the touchwiz interface uses too much memory. marcel The original 7" Galaxy Tab and the original Galaxy S phone (and carrier rebadged derivatives), yes. AFAICT, the second gen Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, and 7.7 (not sure if I act...
by mplant1999
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here
Replies: 80
Views: 21308

Re: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here

I noticed this over the New Year's weekend - I charged the A43IT to 100%, unplugged it and left it with wi-fi enabled from Thursday to the following Wednesday while I was away. When I returned, the battery was still reporting 66%. Erm, would you expect this to be any different? The A43 has to get p...
by mplant1999
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos 43 "Emergency Dialer"
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

Re: Archos 43 "Emergency Dialer"

Apparently, when you get your lockscreen combination correct a number of times (like 10, 15, 20? who's counting?) there's this little tab that says "Forgot Password?" and if you click it, you can see "Emergency Dialer" under. And it's pretty much a phone from then on. Does anyone know if it actuall...
by mplant1999
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here
Replies: 80
Views: 21308

Re: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here

Starting a few days after the move to .81, I noticed battery issues with my A70. If I leave it plugged in overnight the battery will be almost drained by morning (even though the power light is doing the green 'fully-charged' flash). If I leave it plugged in all day, it will drain the battery compl...
by mplant1999
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Blackberry Playbook
Replies: 12
Views: 6342

Re: Blackberry Playbook

GeoD wrote:From what I heard, Blackberry is dropping out of the tablet market as it discontinued their Playbook. That explains the sudden price drop.
Not that this would be a surprising move, but I can't find any evidence of it - where did you hear this?
by mplant1999
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Has the screen defect been eliminated in the G9 Turbo range?
Replies: 18
Views: 1998

Re: Has the screen defect been eliminated in the G9 Turbo ra

OK - F was a bit of hyperbole on my part - it was early AM where I am when I wrote it and I was not in charitable mood. However, at most I'd givem the Gen 8 Archos offerings a C+. The A5 would get a B. I'm comparing the build quality on these things to iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4g, Dell Streak 5, Blackbe...
by mplant1999
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Has the screen defect been eliminated in the G9 Turbo range?
Replies: 18
Views: 1998

Re: Has the screen defect been eliminated in the G9 Turbo ra

Um thats the point right? Thats what makes the tablet good...the price Yes but does that mean cheaply made too? I think not. This has been a point of some debate around here - the balance between feature set and build quality. Archos gets an F on the latter for the gen 8 range (haven't seen a gen 9...
by mplant1999
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Blackberry Playbook
Replies: 12
Views: 6342

Re: Blackberry Playbook

The Playbook hardware (particularly the screen) wins by a landslide. However, there is no expansion slot to add storage to the Playbook and its future is up in the air as RIM seems determined to flush itself down the toilet. Having said that, rumours are afoot that the Playbook may be on sale next w...
by mplant1999
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here
Replies: 80
Views: 21308

Re: Firmware 2.4.81 released - report bugs here

I am still running 2.4.19. I don't see any great fixes, features, or other reasons to upgrade. Am I missing anything? In .65 there was fixes for compatibility with some apk. Like you, I was in .19. I have upgraded directly to .81 because .65 and .80 had some problems with battery, and now it works ...
by mplant1999
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 6326

Re: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?

heh, heh - I'm starting to get rev'd up about the Sony Z series. These should make it north of the 49th and seem more interesting than the Galaxy players anyway (I have a Samsung Focus WP7 phone already).
by mplant1999
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 6326

Re: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?

Joseph Cool wrote:You can find them at your local Microcenter.
If you live in the USA...
by mplant1999
Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Do you still use your gen 8?
Replies: 45
Views: 9101

Re: Do you still use your gen 8?

The funny part with the Playbook is that BlackBerry made 485 million $ loss on it. I Bet that the R&D costs for Archos Gen8, Gen9 and Arnova G2 are lower then that. If BB will make more products like the Playbook, they will not be able to survive. 8) There's nothing wrong with the playbook. RIM's p...
by mplant1999
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Blackberry Playbook
Replies: 12
Views: 6342

Re: Blackberry Playbook

Yes, sadly, too, the OS update to v.2, which will bring native email, calender, and contacts, isn't expected out before February 2012. This is a shame... I paid $299 for my 16GB version. It's on sale this week (and last) for $199 ($299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB). I think that if they had released t...
by mplant1999
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Few questions about 43
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Few questions about 43

Hi Joe,

The 43IT has a microUSB port and will accept up to a 32GB microSD card. I've no idea about the current supplied by the microUSB port, though. I am able to read a regular USB thumbdrive using an adaptor, if that helps.
by mplant1999
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?
Replies: 13
Views: 6326

Re: Galaxy Player not coming to the US?

The location mentioned in the thread's subject. Ha, ha! OK - you got me :oops: I wish they'd start shipping these things to the hinterland north of the 49th... I gave my father the Dell Streak that I bought last week; actually tempted to buy another. Great piece of equipment - beautifully made and ...
by mplant1999
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Battery life experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: Battery life experiences

what version of the firmware is installed? You can check this by going into settings and then About

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