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Just figured i would start one, I own a 16GB model, and i find it to be pretty decent, much better speed & quality than any other android device Ive owned.Easy apk install to get market, over wifi upgrades or manual download & transfer, alternative os/dual boot optionsBigger than a phone, but small enough to carry with out to much bulk with out being to small for general mobile use.Only thing lacking is a newer android version, which at least user community is working on.Anyone else have one, what do you think?
 

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I've had my 16GB version for about 4 months now. I too, like it a lot. Archos has been pretty good with improving the firmware although a newer version of Android would be nice. Since it has a heavy PMP emphasis, it plays videos pretty well right out of the box, which many of the other Android tablets have trouble doing. The screen is clear and bright and the resistive touchscreen works very well. It also has some hardware features that most of the other tablets here lack... Bluetooth and GPS. While GPS may not be that important for a less-portable 7+ inch device, Bluetooth is really nice to have on a tablet. With a small Bluetooth keyboard and mouse I can do some pretty neat things with ConnectBot (SSH) and VNC. I think all of the Android tablets here would find more uses if they just added this one feature.I only have two gripes with my Archos 5 Android... the use of a Micro USB connector port and the lack of hardware buttons. I can understand the connector, because it IS amazingly thin. But why not more buttons? While Archos has done a nice job with the Notification Bar buttons and the Button Bar mode, I still wish for the physical buttons/DPad/Trackball instead of eating up screen space.That said, it's a beautiful piece of hardware that I can use for a lot of things. I'm very pleased with it.
 

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I too bought my self a archos 5 16gb for $200the thing is great: I enjoy playing gameboid games with a bluetooth wii remote and its soo much better than the cheap Chinese tablets. Its like a night and day difference!
 

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Just figured i would start one, I own a 16GB model, and i find it to be pretty decent, much better speed & quality than any other android device Ive owned.Easy apk install to get market, over wifi upgrades or manual download & transfer, alternative os/dual boot optionsBigger than a phone, but small enough to carry with out to much bulk with out being to small for general mobile use.Only thing lacking is a newer android version, which at least user community is working on.Anyone else have one, what do you think?
Bought the 32GB version last year. If I could easily put a fully functional Android 2.2 on it, I wouldn't look at another tablet until it dies. It's small enough to carry around, big enough to have a useful screen. Size & GPS make it ideal for use as satnav. add a 16GB card and it will hold my entire music collection and still have space left over for a couple of movies, good battery life. Some complain about the "inferior" resistive screen, but I like it. Better pointing precision (esp. with a stylus) than a capacitive screen, which is esp. handy for map browsing.

Biggest setback for me is I can't connect to wifi at work (need to have at least Android 2.x for that). Second biggest is the now increasing lack of app support. Oh well, I bought a 7" ICS tab for that, but the A5 still gets carried around.

Wish there were more 5" tabs generally.
 
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