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Subject: Re: New Archos stuff
From: George Styles (george_at_ripnet.co.uk)
Date: 2003-08-04


Palms are quite cheap now, eg Sony Clie around UKú200 with memory stick
slots, which can go to at least 128meg.

g

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wesley Simon" <wsimon_at_lsil.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: New Archos stuff

>
> I work with a guy that knows a few insiders at Apple and he was
> expecting a product similar to this one when they did the new iPod
> announcement back in May. Rumor is that Apple has a similar product in
> the works.
>
> I'd love to have a small device like this that allows me to read files
> like PDF, text, perhaps html and (god forbid) Word documents. Given
> the amount of written text (manuals, e-books, etc.) that are in
> electronic form, I'd love to have a small portable device that would
> allow me to kick back in a chair or lay in bed and read them. Granted,
> I can take the 12" PowerBook to bed with me but my wife already feels
> as though my computer is a mistress! I'm sure one of the new Palm and
> Palm-like devices would do all this, but those kind of devices are too
> expensive and limited on capacity. I'd seriously consider something in
> the $200 price range that could only store and display documents.
>
> And yes, I know that I could convert all the aforementioned document
> types to text and then read them on my recorder. Some documents,
> especially technical documents, lose meaning without the proper
> formatting. I have a 1500+ page Solaris manual in PDF format that
> would lose all meaning without the screenshots, bold and italicized
> fonts and formatted code snippets.
>
>
> Enough of my ramblings. The new archos AV300 is pretty damn kick ass.
> A person could bring along their own movies on a flight without having
> to bring along a computer.
>
> My only wish is that Archos would start supporting firewire.
>
>



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