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April 25, 2008

ARCHOS Adds GPS Satellite Navigation to its 605 WiFi PMP

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributing Editor

ARCHOS (News - Alert), a manufacturer of consumer electronics hardware and a provider of digital entertainment solutions, recently announced the availability of a new GPS In-Car Holder with its ARCHOS 605 WiFi portable media player (PMP).

This announcement from ARCHOS has set a new standard of offering both entertainment and navigation in one single portable device. The GPS In-Car Holder and bundled ARCHOS 605 GPS will be available from May 2008.
By bringing together the navigation and PMP device, unlike GPS-only devices, consumers can easily navigate their way on the clearest, sharpest screen, and then watch their favorite videos or recorded TV shows, listen to music and view photo slideshows once they arrive. The combo device also allows for surfing the Internet and streaming video, TV shows and music in real-time.
“ARCHOS is known for combining consumers’ favorite activities into one advanced portable device, and the new ARCHOS 605 GPS is the latest example of this convergence,” said Henri Crohas, ARCHOS founder and CEO.
“No longer do consumers need a stand-alone GPS device, portable media player, photo viewer or even USB storage device. With our latest innovation, ARCHOS helps you get where you’re going and entertains you once you get there.”
ARCHOS 605 WiFi (News - Alert) comes in different versions like 4GB, 30GB, 80GB and 160GB and all the models work with the GPS In-Car Holder.
The bundled device features clear, easy-to-read maps on the high-resolution 4.3” touch screen, Easy and intuitive address, post-code and POI (point of interest) markers for rapidly selecting destination points and precise navigation with automated simulation inside tunnels, lane assistance, advance signposts and fast and accurate route recalculation,.
Traffic assistance, route planning, and speed control assistance is also available.
Customers can use the ARCHOS 605 WiFi to watch recorded TV shows and videos while traveling, rent and watch movies from the ARCHOS Content Portal, transfer and store photos directly from a digital camera, create slide shows, share the media with friends and family on their TV and play games, all while on the go.
Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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