Archos has been making multimedia devices for the longest time. And generally, they work as advertised. It's the battery life that people haven't been happy about. But then again, who has been happy with their mobile devices' battery life anyway?
But what makes Archos 5 Internet Tablet more significant is that it runs Android. That's right, the same Android that is the backbone of an increasing number of mobile devices from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung.
So, I wonder if Apple should have released an iPod Touch with a bigger screen. Perhaps something that's 5-6 inches in size. After all, the new mobile chip powering the iPod Touch and the iPhone are capable of support higher resolution and the bigger body format will allow for a bigger battery.
A bigger form factor also allows for additional memory as well.
Would you buy it? Personally, I can't wait and can only wonder why this has not happened yet. Surely, if Android device makers can just shove Android into a bigger body, why can't Apple do the same?
Here's a test of what the competition is doing that Apple ought to be doing as well. (Computerworld)