Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: New Archos stuff
Re: New Archos stuff
From: Jeff Waltzer <jeffwaltzer_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:07:52 -0700 (PDT)
Which Clie? Some of them a much to cheapo.
--- George Styles <george_at_ripnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Palms are quite cheap now, eg Sony Clie around UKú200 with memory stick
> slots, which can go to at least 128meg.
> ----- 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > 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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Received on 2003-08-04