Archos 5 Internet Tablet Notes For Sunday October 25, 2009

We kick off with some news I tripped over on Twitter:

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This is the link, and here is that photo:

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iSilo is just about ancient software. People used it back in the days of the original Palm Pilot. I think many people will be surprised to find that it’s still being used — and has been ported to Android. Talk about staying power!

Myself, I could never get into using it. I can’t recall why now. Perhaps it’s worth another shot when/if I get an Android OS device. If you are using iSilo, leave a Comment with the hows and whys.

Next up, I hypnotized Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary to do my evil bidding and fondle an Archos 5 Internet Tablet while she was at B&H Photo helping to pimp Windows 7. She sent me some photos:

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Wait. What?

Astute readers have already realized that is not the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. It’s the Archos 5 Internet Media Tablet:

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That’s not Android!

Still, she did get a nifty picture of its thickness versus the iPhone:

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That fatty is clearly a version with a hard drive in it.

Archos really made a huge mistake giving the Android version the same designator as the non-Android device: Archos 5. It’s very confusing to people. I was confused at J&R, until I realized the box of the new one has the Android on it:

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And of course the new device has this on its bottom front:

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Versus the confusing older model, which has only this:

OldArchos5Front

Don’t be confused when buying! Look for “5 Internet Tablet” on its front and the Android on the box!

This is the box, which I’ve screensnapped from this video:

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That makes what’s inside obvious.

Fellow Twitterite bshermcincy reminded me that he did a review of Aldiko for The Gadgeteer several months ago.

There’s fan site USArchos, which has a bunch of links and a review of a really fugly case.

And finally, brand new, is this video demonstrating using VOIP to make/receive calls. I am unqualified to judge if that’s actually happening, however.

Got my Archos5 Android 32gb 2days ago and figured out the way of making call thru google voice with Sipdroid ..some of application are ported from android market…

Previously here:

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Notes
Dell Tops The Archos 5 Internet Tablet
eBook Notes For Friday October 16, 2009
Android OS Aldiko ePub Display Challenge
eBook Notes For Thursday, October 15, 2009
Archos 5 Internet Tablet: Will It Be Stable Now?
eBook Notes For Tuesday October 13, 2009
Archos 5 Internet Tablet: Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse
eBook Notes For Tuesday October 13, 2009
eBook Use On The Archos 5 Internet Tablet
eBook Notes For Monday, October 5, 2009

5 Responses to Archos 5 Internet Tablet Notes For Sunday October 25, 2009

  1. Mike Loran says:

    I have the new Archo 5 Internet Tablet, 16GB, and have tried downloading isilo onto it. It seems to download the file fine, but when I open it, to read the test document, all of the letters are scrambled. I am interested in how you were able to get isilo to work on your device.

  2. Mike Loran says:

    I uninstalled re-downloaded, and re-installed just before I read your note suggesting that I do that, and, it worked. Even downloaded a document, other than the test one, and it worked fine on that too. Thanks for the help.

    • mikecane says:

      Someone else had a problem with Documents To Go on the Archos. He uninstalled and re-installed and that fixed it. Hence my suggestion.

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