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Archos announce Generation 5 range - Archos have announced the launch of their Generation 5 Portable Media Player range.
Archos, Inc., a global consumer electronics manufacturer and leader in portable digital entertainment, introduces its new line of Generation 5 Portable Media Players (PMPs). The new range featuring three new PMPs (Archos 405, 605 and 705) will support Adobe FlashÒ based video, enabling consumers to access, view, download and store YouTube and other videos online from their WiFi-enabled Archos devices. The Archos Generation 5 products also provide wireless streaming of content from the PC to the TV, freeing online video from the confines of the PC to the big screen in the living room. Generation 5 range will be available nationwide from August 2007. Pricing from the Generation starts at £119.99
Archos Generation 5 devices are the only PMPs with WiFi capabilities and Flash support, giving consumers Internet content to enjoy wherever they go. Adobe Flash technology powers the vast majority of online video and is considered the de-facto Internet standard. In fact, as of January 2007 YouTube served an average of 100 million Flash-powered videos per day. Beginning this summer, consumers can use their Archos 605 WiFi or 705 WiFi to access the Internet, and stream video or music directly to their devices.
“Our new line of portable media players provide the easiest access to content – and not just favourite videos and TV shows, but also personal and online video,” said Henri Crohas, Archos founder and CEO. “By working with Adobe to support Flash, millions of videos per day will be available to consumers wherever they go, or enjoyed from the living room through our PMPs and DVR Station. The new Archos devices provide a truly personalized entertainment experience for consumers, around which Internet video is an important element.”
“Archos has developed advanced, portable media players in the industry, with screens that display entertainment content and Flash based video in great quality,” said Robert Raiola, EMEA Senior Marketing Director at Adobe. “With more than 200 Million Flash enabled devices in the market today, we are looking forward to working with Archos to bring Flash Lite to yet another mobile platform for consumers.”
Archos Generation 5 PMPs
The Generation 5 line from Archos features the most advanced portable media players in the industry, with easy access to content and personalization options to fit individual lifestyles. The Generation 5 line offers direct access to the new Archos Content Portal, providing the easiest way to acquire TV shows, movies and music through Archos devices wirelessly, without using a PC. The new line enables content streaming from the PC to the TV, so that consumers can enjoy video, music, photos and even Web-based video from any TV in the home.
Adobe Flash technology is available with the Opera Web browser plug-in, which provides full Web access on the Archos Generation 5 WiFi-enabled products. The plug-in is available from for £19.99. The Generation 5 line includes the Archos 405, 605 and 705, featuring varying screen sizes and capacities ranging from 2Gb Flash drives to 160Gb hard drives. The PMP line will be priced starting at £119.99 and will be available from August 2007.