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300,000 photos in your pocket - Archos have expanded their palm-size portable media player range with a new 30Gb model.

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Press Release: Archos 405 PMP

Archos have introduced the newest addition to its acclaimed Generation 5 consumer electronics line, the Archos 405 30Gb Portable Media Player (PMP). The Archos 405 30Gb puts all of your digital media right in your pocket with its increased hard drive capacity, holding up to 40 movies, 300,000 photos or 15,000 songs.

The new Archos 405 was designed for on-the-go consumers who want high quality and full portability of their digital entertainment library. The new Archos 405 features a 30Gb hard drive with DVD quality playback on a 3.5in screen to enjoy your favourite movies, TV shows and videos. The Archos 405 30Gb is equipped with enhanced ARCLibrary music customisation options and catalogues, as well as instant photo transfer capabilities. No other pocket-sized PMP offers the personalisation options and flexibility as the Archos 405 30Gb. The Archos 405 was introduced last fall in a 2Gb version.

Using the optional Archos DVR Station Generation 5, the Archos 405 30 Gb is a mobile Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with a fully integrated Electronic Program Guide. With one-touch recording or scheduling of favourite TV shows or movies, the Archos 405 30 Gb is the source for missed programs and catching up on favourite shows while on the go. Record anytime your voice commands with the built-in microphone, while the built-in speaker allows you to share your music with your friends.

“The portability and versatility of the new Archos 405 30Gb makes it a great addition to our acclaimed Generation 5 line of PMPs”, said Henri Crohas, Archos founder and CEO. “With the increased hard drive capacity, Archos customers will be able to record, transfer and enjoy faster delivery of their favourite digital content right in the palm of their hand with the new Archos 405.”

Personalise your Archos 405 30Gb with plug-ins and accessories
Consumers can personalise their Archos 405 with plug-ins and accessories such as the Cinema Plug-In for playing MPEG2/VOB video files2 with AC3 surround sound, and the Video Podcast Plug-In for playing podcasts in H.264 MPEG43 formats with AAC audio. Accessories are available on the Archos Web site.

Accessories include the DVR Travel Adapter to record analogue audio and video sources on the move, the Docking Adapter to transfer photos directly from a camera with a standard USB 2.0, Portable Speakers to amplify your music library or use it to easily to transfer photos directly from a camera, Protective Cases and more. The Archos 405 30Gb is also compatible with Generation 4 accessories. Accessories are available on the Archos Web site.

Pricing and availability:
The Archos 405 30Gb is available on Archos web store, it will be in UK stores end of February 2008 and will retail for £149.99. For more information please visit the Archos website.



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