Archos 5 Internet Tablet: Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse

This needs to be prefaced with a quote from Steve Jobs himself that David Pogue got a few weeks ago:

Q: Has your opinion of e-readers changed?

A: I’m sure there will always be dedicated devices, and they may have a few advantages in doing just one thing. But I think the general-purpose devices will win the day because I think people just probably aren’t willing to pay for a dedicated device. You notice Amazon never says how much they sell; usually if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Earlier this week I posted Steve (Chippy) Paine’s video of the Archos 5 Internet Tablet as an eBook reader.

After the break, you will see why I’ve seen fit to repeat that Steve Jobs quote!

The Archos 5 Internet Tablet can pair with both a Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth mouse right out of the box!

Check the action in this YouTube video:

Anyone who is technically proficient enough will understand why the Archos 5 Internet Tablet has now become a huge Go Drop Dead to the Sony Reader and other ePub-capable devices.

I don’t like the fact that Chippy has reported many crashes and that the person in this video reports two crashes while shooting it.

The Archos 5 isn’t there yet. But if Archos can kick out a firmware update that makes crashes a rare — instead of currently-expected — thing, it would be a great example of Steve Jobs’ quote to anyone who wants ePub reading on a portable — but not single-purpose — device.

Previously here:

eBook Use On The Archos 5 Internet Tablet
eBook Notes For Monday, October 5, 2009

2 Responses to Archos 5 Internet Tablet: Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse

  1. Taxman45 says:

    This device has so much potential, I’m hoping, betting, that Archos will clear up the bugs. I am so excited about this device that I ordered one.

  2. Keishon says:

    As much as I want one, I just can’t justify the cost of one. I’ve watched the ebook video three times already. However, if I drop my iPhone again (not likely) then I’ll maybe entertain the idea of getting one. I can’t afford to keep up with technology. I cry uncle already. The Archos 5 tablet is nice though.

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