Archos press event falls short of expectations

Archos_logo The Archos press event we've all been waiting for came and went today with a handful of product announcements that few were expecting.

I think it's safe to say that just about everyone who knew about the event in Paris was hoping that June 11th would bring with it the big unveil of the long-rumored Internet Media Tablet phone powered by Android. The original press release cited a Q3 launch for this new device, so the timing would've been pretty close to perfect: announce the 3.5G unit today and release it anytime between July and September. It seemed like such a shoo-in that even my Archos 5, which usually feels very secure about my feelings for it, started to get nervous about being replaced.

But no. Instead of taking the wraps off an Android MID/phone that would likely have excited and thrilled many, Archos used the event to announce the uninspired Archos 3 DAP and a few MiniPC models that are too big to be discussed here at Pocketables and that aren't exactly causing any waves in the sea of portable tech.

Oh well. There's still a considerable amount of time left for the Archos phone to hit its Q3 mark, so all hope is not lost.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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