I see the way you look at those other tablets! Anyways, they look pretty nice, though (IMHO) the pricing in the middle seems a bit out of whack. I would have liked to see the 7" at $250 or below, but I guess we'll see how they sell. It's nice to see a full-featured, up-to-date 10" at the $300 price point. All the major manufacturers seem to want to sell Android tablets for MORE than the iPad.blazingwolf;48659]Serious? I like the look of both the 70 and the 101. Looks better then the Wits so far.[url=http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/31/archos-unleashes-five-five-new-android-froyo-tablets-we-go-h/]Archos unleashes five (five!) new Android Froyo tablets said:Time will tell for sure though.
Be nice to have GPS builtin w/google maps. Could just carry a tablet instead of tablet + GPS, besides the screen is already larger(and higher res) than the portable GPS that I use...er H.P. you do realize that they're getting these ARE from China? Probably a Chinese ODM to boot, as the first prices that I saw were in Yuan and most of the info in Chinese.Funny thing is there's a guy over in the mobileread forums who had the exact opposite opinion of Archos v. the witstech... he went to the stores and looked at and played around with Archose tablets, but wasn't impressed... even claimed that the wits build quality "felt" better... so... I'm thinking that Archos at best will remain a niche player, and likely re-branded ODMs will eventually take over, just like they did pretty much everything else except Apple products, but Archos is certainly no Apple. Might give Archos a try if the the streetprice of the 70 (I guess) is quite a bit lower than $280... but likely only after buying a wits or something w/a GPS (preferably a decent camera too).Another problem for Archos though is that DVR was REALLY their toehold niche. Seems like quite a few people @ archosfans forums are a bit miffed by the no DVR, etc. bit...blazingwolf;48685 said:GPS in that size of a device does not mean much to me. Bluetooth would be nice but is not mandatory either. Your right about the updating of the Wits device but we will have to wait and see when it comes to updates for the Archos. They have a descent following so if I get updates from users I'm just as satisfied.
Fortunately there appear to be several other products available that don't require network access. gmaps was just a quick example that always comes to mind nowadays... The real question would be could I make use of all my Garmin topo maps...clockworx;48701 said:GPS + google maps is kind of useless unless you have 3G or other wifi hotspot functionality. The maps have to come from somewhere.