Archos, the French company recognized globally as one of the primary players in the touch tablet market adds two new devices to its Android portfolio – ARCHOS 35 Home Connect and ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone.
The Smart Home Phone is an Android DECT (land-line) phone. It brings Smartphone functionality into your home and gives you access to thousands of applications such as weather, news, games and traffic.
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is the perfect music box and the best portable Android device for streaming radio and music anywhere at home such as the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or kids room. But with the right set of apps its usability might go far beyond a juke box and alarm clock. It might become your next favorite news reader, or, thanks to the front facing webcam and a mic, a video calling, baby monitoring and even room surveillance gadget. It might even find its way into home automation domain, as a touchscreen controller. As proved by Chumby, a comparable device running Flash-based apps, a healthy developer community could push the number of apps in to thousands.
The complete press release and tech specs are attached below.
|Internal Storage||4 GB internal memory + SD slot to extend memory (up to 16 GB cards)|
|Application Framework||Android™ 2.2 Froyo|
|Processor||Omap 3630 @ 1 GHz with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic accelerator|
|Screen||3.5” TFT touchscreen|
|Music Playback||MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV|
|Photo viewer||JPEG, BMP|
|Video Playback||Plays MPEG-4 AVI and most common video formats|
|Video recording||Records from the built-in front facing VGA camera equipped with a microphone for Video calling|
|Speakers||2 built-in High Definition Speakers, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Other applications||Alarm clock, Weather forecast, TuneIn™ webradios, Traffic, Web browser, e-mail, AppsLib|
|Dimensions & weight||Dimensions:
|Compatibility||Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7® and Mac® OS 10.4 or above in mass storage mode|
|Connectivity||microSD slot, micro USB 2.0 High Speed, integrated Fast WiFi-n|
|Package includes||ARCHOS Home Connect, Integrated battery (not removable), Power Adaptor, micro USB Cable (2 m), User manual|
DENVER, CO – June 23, 2011 – In 2009, ARCHOS were the first to market with an Android™ tablet and today they continue to push technological boundaries and innovation with two new Android devices designed for the home – The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, an Android-based web radio and the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, an Android DECT phone. Both are smart devices and feature all of the Android functionalities.
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is the perfect music box and the best portable Android device for streaming radio and music anywhere at home such as the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or kids room. Small, compact and easy to carry, ARCHOS 35 Home connect features WiFi and amazing sound quality becoming a part of your daily life.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone will make owning a home phone popular again. It brings Smartphone functionality into your home and gives you access to thousands of applications such as weather, news, games and traffic.
Both cutting-edge ARCHOS Android-based home devices, thanks to the front facing webcams, bring new usages such as video calling, baby monitoring and even room surveillance.
ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, the most-advanced Android-based web radio
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is light, has an extra-long battery-life and fits perfectly in your hand. With two high-definition speakers specifically designed for improved bass, users will be amazed by thesound quality produced by such a small device.
With just a click on the touch-screen, users will be able to stream over 50,000 web radio stations or music using the pre-loaded TuneIn application.
The ARCHOS alarm clock application brings users weather, traffic and news from the moment they wake up and features multiple alarms. Users will also have access to thousand applications such as games for children.
With a video calling application, users will be able to video chat to stay in touch with family and friends. Additionally, the front facing webcam allows for baby monitoring and even room surveillance.
ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, the ultimate Android-based DECT phone
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone combines the best of a DECT phone and a Smartphone for your home. Compatible with any ADSL box or phone line and using standard DECT protocols the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is a light and stylish home phone that brings users contact sharing with their Android smart phone, MP3 ringtones, caller photo display as well as access to thousands of Android apps, web surfing, emails and video calling.
With its sleek and stylish design the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is finally a home phone that users will be proud to leave on their coffee table. Its charging dock is separate from its wireless receiver so there’s no need for a huge dock right next to the phone line.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone gives you access no other home phone can – whether you want to quickly check your email without turning on the PC, find that definition in Wikipedia or play a game while waiting for your call, the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone can do it.
Thanks to the video calling application, users are able to call from and to a PC or Android mobile phone. Two other usages with the built in front facing webcam are baby monitoring and video surveillance capabilities.
Price and Availability
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $149.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $159.
Both devices will be available at the end of September and will be shown beginning of September at IFA.
Archos, pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialized in Android powered Internet Tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Internet Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. Then in 2003 ARCHOS introduced the first portable multimedia players with TV recording. In 2006 Wi-Fi is implemented and then touch screens in 2007. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com.
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