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by bsoplinger
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos G9 makes it to CNET's 2011 tablets to avoid
Replies: 15
Views: 2927

Re: Archos G9 makes it to CNET's 2011 tablets to avoid

What I found interesting is that they were the only tablets that offered the whole Google experience, market, etc. That means they must have found them especially bad. As far as timely, good firmware updates, look at the Asus Transformer. It has been getting updates on the order of once a month with...
by bsoplinger
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos G9 1.2Ghz October and 1.5Ghz December availability
Replies: 297
Views: 39954

Re: Archos G9 1.2Ghz October and 1.5Ghz December availabilit

Not just confusing customers, J&R just told me they have the 1.5 GHz 250G HD model in stock to ship tomorrow:

http://www.jr.com/product/productDetail ... AHS_501893

Is this really a 1.5 machine
by bsoplinger
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Competitors
Topic: HTC Flyer And Jetstream
Replies: 42
Views: 15856

Re: HTC Flyer And Jetstream

The HTC View which is basically the Flyer with 4G in addition to WiFi and 32G of internal storage has been on sale off and on for $219 to $250 mostly on eBay. Just in case anyone is thinking of picking one up. It has an OTA update to Honeycomb that's currently not rootable. There is also a more comp...
by bsoplinger
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture
Replies: 19
Views: 3108

Re: Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture

Don't think the Flyer is dated at all. It may only have single core, but it is 1.5 and it is very snappy. Also has 1gb of RAM, so doesn't get bogged down. HTC is currenting rolling out Honeycomb updates in Europe. Also has pen suppport. I liked my Flyer so much when they just dumped the HTC View ta...
by bsoplinger
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos and Gameloft's games : good news
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Archos and Gameloft's games : good news

I've tried out a number of tablets in the last year, Archos G8, HTC Flyer, Dell 7" Streak and Asus Eee Transformer. I'm sure one of those had at least one if not two demo versions of Gameloft games. I think it was the Dell Streak. So they definitely do release demo versions of their games but p...
by bsoplinger
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture
Replies: 19
Views: 3108

Re: Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture

First of all thanks for the comparison photo. Makes it much easier to see the difference in size. The bezel is huge indeed. Which pretty much assures that it has no chance to fit in a back pocket our coat. Guess I'll get to wait for a G10 and hope they either go back to 7"or change to a more re...
by bsoplinger
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture
Replies: 19
Views: 3108

Request: Size comparison G9 80 vs. G8 70 picture

I bought both a G8 70 and 101 and found I loved the size of the 70 tablet to take with me as a portable device. Numbers don't do so well when I try to figure out if I could deal with the seemingly larger G9 80. So I have a simple request. Would someone please post a side by side or on top of each ot...
by bsoplinger
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Archos 80 G9, 8GB 1 Ghz, now $269 at Amazon.com Circuit City
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Archos 80 G9, 8GB 1 Ghz, now $269 at Amazon.com Circuit

Electronic Express has it 50.00 off m Is that a US retailer? m Ah, us northerners don't know nuttin' about things South of the Mason Dixon line I'd never heard of them hence the question. Worst part... I'd gone to the site considering picking one up and never noticed the store locator which would h...
by bsoplinger
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Archos 80 G9, 8GB 1 Ghz, now $269 at Amazon.com Circuit City
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Archos 80 G9, 8GB 1 Ghz, now $269 at Amazon.com Circuit

zandoli wrote:Electronic Express has it 50.00 off

http://www.electronicexpress.com/catalo ... hos-501897

Is that a US retailer?
by bsoplinger
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos and Gameloft's games : good news
Replies: 24
Views: 5599

Re: Archos and Gameloft's games : good news

Bad news imho. It's Archos attempt to get folks to look past the fact it's practically December yet the 1.5 GHz model isn't almost ready. For all we know even the 1.2 GHz isn't close to ready.
by bsoplinger
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos G9 1.2Ghz October and 1.5Ghz December availability
Replies: 297
Views: 39954

Re: Archos G9 1.2Ghz October and 1.5Ghz December availabilit

OK, in about a week it will be December, where are the 1.5 GHz models?
by bsoplinger
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here
Replies: 89
Views: 19069

Re: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here

what kind of video ? It was an .avi file I'm sure this has been mentioned before... .avi is a container and does not describe the video codec used which is what people mean in this type of discussion. Don't forget to also provide the audio codec. I'd guess on a DVD rip which means mp2 video and AC3...
by bsoplinger
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here
Replies: 89
Views: 19069

Re: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here

To answer my own question: The sound input & output preferences are still missing. So unless an app does much of the work itself (Copilot is an example of an app that does) you won't be able to use things like speech to text input or text to speech.
by bsoplinger
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Gen8 Apps
Topic: OfficeSuite Pro 5 is Amazon App of the day (expired)
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Re: OfficeSuite Pro 5 is Amazon App of the day (expired)

It will be on sale all week on Amazon for $5. In case you missed the free deal of the day. Personally I prefer QuickOffice but for 5 bucks you can't go too wrong.
by bsoplinger
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Headset cable incompatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Headset cable incompatibility

If you press the mic button on the headphones does the sound quality good? If so you have a headset with the industry standard tip is ground instead of the Apple tip is mic wiring. Mee, the people who make headphones, sell a cable that converts between the two wirings. I don't have the url handy or ...
by bsoplinger
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Why 4:3 ratio for the 8" version?
Replies: 41
Views: 5549

Re: Why 4:3 ratio for the 8" version?

Any chance that someone who has both the G8 70 and the new G9 could takea side by side photo for comparison and post it here?
by bsoplinger
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here
Replies: 89
Views: 19069

Re: Firmware 2.4.65 released - report bugs here

Can someone test whether they've put back the voice input & output they removed a number of revisions ago?
by bsoplinger
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Should i get another archos?
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Should i get another archos?

The turbo version with flash memory has twice a much storage space, 16G vs. 8, in addition to the speed increase of the CPU. For the 10% more, 30 bucks US, I'd say its way worth it. There are still too many apps out there that don't/can't/wouldn't use the SDHC in tablets.
by bsoplinger
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Archos 80 G9
Topic: Questions from a semi-newbie!
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Questions from a semi-newbie!

About the only thing I know of that uses tilt are games. The cow and alien one, there are a number of plane simulations that user it to fly the plane, kona's crate. I'm sure there are others. You can see the effect of the compass in google maps. If you tap the little Rosette in the upper right you t...
by bsoplinger
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: No Movies in marketplace on g9. ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: No Movies in marketplace on g9. ??

+1 (don't have movies on Archos 80 or on HTC flyer, but have on my phone) Interesting, as I have movies on my HTC flyer. I do think I side loaded the latest market though. So that means its a market issue. For some reason market isn't deciding that it should update itself on the G9 (or HTC flyer) s...

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