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The Archos 101 looks interesting

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by norm807, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member




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  2. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member

    Posting from my A101 =)

    Biggest change from my ipod seems to be that you need to aim a little lower when typing. The ipod needs you to hit the keys exactly. I suppose this is actually more natural since I kept hitting the lower keys when I first started using the ipod.
     
  3. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Android Enthusiast

    dont you mean double posting ;)

    I asked my guy @ hotmp3, he says hes still waiting for the 101 to come in, said hell update the webpage as soon as they get their shipment.
    having just won a M17Xr2 on ebay, im thinking of cancelling mine to help pay for that. Dont want to sit here and wait another 2-3 weeks for it to arrive...BHPhoto still says Dec.. wonder what they know other people dont.
     
  4. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member

    I made a thread on archosfans on how to try to get the gps working on the a101. Would appreciate some input if anybody got it fully working.
     
  5. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Android Enthusiast

    Ill have to check that out, i def want to get it working with my Holux BT GPS receiver. I thought it would be as easy as doing it on my old BB that had crippled GPS, where you would just pair it and then tell it to use the BT for GPS, but my droid def does not have that option, so I doubt the archos would either... Hmmmmmmmm
     
  6. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member

    Eureka!!! GPS now working on the A101!!! I'll upload the pics in a bit
     
  7. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    i'm waiting on a reply from him to let me know how long it will be so i'll know if i need to cancel or not. i'm hoping it will be next week so i won't need to cancel.
     
  8. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Android Enthusiast

    ill be waiting for your reply. if its not gonna be for 2 week im gonna cancel my order too
    just picked up an alienware laptop, having both is nice, but not to my wallet
     
  9. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    he replied to me earlier, didn't mention about the delay directly but in my email i said that if it was gonna be delayed another 1-2 weeks i would need a refund. he replied back with "i will refund you in full and cancel your order" and did so immediately. now i am just going to keep an eye on the archos website and try to snag a a70 from there, some were available last week. really whichever comes available the 70 or 101 i will grab one. archos.com ships from colorodo i believe plus it would be easier for an rma. i'm not giving up on archos just yet but i don't like having my money tied up on a preorder that has no eta.
     
  10. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Android Enthusiast

    Well i guess that's it. I wanted to get one but if its gonna be another 2 weeks plus...something else might come along that's better... might get it for xmas instead of my bday lol
     
  11. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    yea i don't blame scott but archos for all the delays. i have $299 in my paypal now and i need a tablet!
     
  12. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    TigerDirect has sent out another update stating Nov 15 is when they will receive some 8GB units. This was after they had said Nov 19.

    I hope this indicates that vendors in the US will receive stock on Monday Nov 15 and start shipping.
     
  13. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    if they are in stock for new orders then i may order one monday, but i'm getting sick of waiting for a tablet that may or may not be a quality product.
     
  14. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Android Enthusiast

    no word on 16gb though? last i heard the 16gb were a week behind the 8 :p
     
  15. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

    ghar hurry up archos. i'm waiting for people to get these and do some decent reviews so i know if its worth getting.

    *keeps watching this thread*
     
  16. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    i'm waiting for some good non-biased reviews myself. the reviews at archosfans are mostly by archos fanbois and i need one by phandroid, android central, engadget, boygenius or a reputable website. some of what i'm getting is it has a somewhat cheap build quality, if you say anything like that at archosfans they will jump all over you for downing an archos product but i want to know the truth..
     
  17. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    here's a bit of good news Availability... | Facebook

    available on the archos website on thursday the 18th, both the 70 and 101. i'm gonna be sure to order mine thursday morning
     
  18. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    Hopefully I can get the 250GB 70!
     
  19. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    i thought about it but i don't really want a disk drive in a tablet. i'm gonna get either the 70 or 101 8gb, still can't decide...leaning towards the 101 its only $25 more
     
  20. Hajile_Ibushi

    Hajile_Ibushi Well-Known Member

    You cant really say they're fanbois when most don't have an archos product yet and they're reviewing alternative tablets in the same forum.

    That said, try watching some youtube videos to get an idea of how they work.
     
  21. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    I've seen all the videos I think, I think the 70 is just smaller than I would prefer although I'm sure it's nice as well.
     
  22. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    Yeah I wish they made high capacity SSD in these tablets, as I'd prefer the battery life, speed, and no moving parts, but it's my only option as I'm using it as my mp3 player and want to have all 170GB of music with me all the time.

    /music nerd
     
  23. Android_R

    Android_R Lurker

    I think you should see the Galaxy Tab reviews :(. In every review it is not good at all. $599/$649 for a 7" tablet that runs slower than my HTC Hero trying to run while I am using a live wallpaper. It's laughable. The archos 70 and 101 are much faster, have better features, and are going to be half the price. I mean, WOW fail for Samsung on that one, right? The Galaxy tab isn't worth the price of an 8GB Archos 5 to me. It's slow, featureless, and is only available with a carrier plan. And they're trying to be JUST like an iPad. But more expensive, smaller, and not anywhere near as good. And I hate apple..with a passion. But it has to be said.
     
  24. Android_R

    Android_R Lurker

    I don't own an archos device and never have. I have been seriously browsing for reviews of android 2.2 tablets available for over a month now. Watching videos, searching write ups... After looking at everything from the Chinese cheapies, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Archos products, I cannot say that I will be shelling out any money for the others. Archos 70 and 101 are both about the sweetest piece of hardware and software in a tablet available right now. The design is the thinest and sleekest...the battery life is beating the samsung hands down. The smoothness of navigation and ability to port to TV via HDMI, also the USB options, make these archos tablets stand alone from the group. And the price tag is half or less than half of the competitors. The reviews are out there. Once you see them there really isn't any comparison left to make.
     
  25. crimton

    crimton Android Expert

    i've seen the reviews and i'm pretty much decided i will be buying one since they are supposed to be coming out next week(we'll see)just a little frustration and reading too much into the negative reviews. i am looking forward to next thursday and froyo.

    also we have an archos subforum now! :D
     
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