exelletor wrote:Because Craig is a PR-guy, he understands that it's better not to confirm the problems/delays before knowing exact information.
It would be far better if they were just honest for a change. If you are releasing a product to market in
the next 6-8 weeks, you will have a confirmed release date within the company. Even Archos don't get
to work Monday morning and think, "why not release that long overdue tablet next week".
Even if the delays are out of there control, their supplier will have revised timetable for shipment of any
All we get is misinformation, rumour and disappointment.
Even the CEO of Archos can't know sometimes, when they are ready to release a new product, the processor and everything might come together in a few days and they are maybe ready to put the first batch on a cargo airplane the next day and within a week suddenly a first batch may be available at one of the major retailers like amazon or tigerdirect.
It's different once component availability is stable and they can know ahead for 2-3 months what volume can be produced and delivered where. But right now, I think, they are basically standby and as soon as Texas Instruments has the OMAP4460 yield under control, and ready to deliver, then it can go to PCB implementation and assembly with all the other components that are ready shortly after.
My guess is Texas Instruments maybe noticed some unexpected leakage due to the high frequency, it's not good to release a product that has 2h shorter battery runtime than to be expected, but I totally expect them to have already fixed the bug and got the processor under control, as OMAP4460 is in Galaxy Nexus, OMAP4460 is the Ice Cream Sandwich reference platform. And many other customers are very eager to be huge OMAP4 customers, although I think Amazon Fire and B&N Nook Tablet both use the stabilized cheaper and lower performance OMAP4430 1Ghz, which is what the current 8GB Archos G9 is using also.