Archos 5th Generation
A new electronic programming guide and a content portal are common to all new Wi-Fi models and let owners schedule TV recording or buy media directly from the device rather than use a host PC. The 605 will ship with either 4GB of flash (plus SD card expansion) or 30/160GB of storage depending on the model.
Also announced but yet to be listed on the company site is the 705 WiFi, an upgrade to the large 7-inch touchscreen player that expands storage options to include a 160GB drive alongside the earlier 80GB model. It too gains the programming guide and portal features and should have the same playback support.
Archos is completing its announcements today by launching two smaller, pocket-sized devices. The 3.5-inch 405 goes without wireless and holds 2GB of built-in flash but uses SD to greatly expand its available storage, while the 105 is a new design meant for one-handed use which relies solely on 2GB of built-in flash.
Not all details of the players are currently available, including prices and ship dates. All but the 105 are certain to arrive in the US and should have costs similar to existing models.