There has been a lot of discussion regarding getting access to the linux source code and hacking the firmware, etc. But for me personally, that is not so interesting. Archos seem to have done a good job of the software for the 604 Wifi and I don't see the need in replacing it with a complete alternative firmware.
What I am interested in is running additional applications on the device, to suit my needs/wants/whims. In order for that to happen there would need to be an SDK and a framework in place for running 3rd party apps from within the standard OS.
Does anyone here have any idea if such a thing is possible or if an SDK might become available in the future? Has anyone asked Archos about this?
I tried asking Archos about this but their reply, from technical support was:
The 604 WiFi is not a replacement for the PMA 400, it does not run on Linux and there is no SDK or PIM solution for the 604 WiFi.
It seems to be generally accepted that the device is running linux so I am inclined to not believe what they have told me.
But it seems the ideal solution: use the existing software for PMP dutues with the addition of (for instance) all the apps that have been ported to the Zaurus. Now that would be a killer device!