Summary: At first I had a hard time getting the app I needed to listen to my audible books, but finally figured it out. I only use it for listening to the audible books at this time because I am easily frustrated by touch screens. Being as I got it for free (by signing up for a year on audible.com) it was totally worth it. I was going to sign up for audible.com anyway only it wouldn't play on my mp3 player and the nice people at audible.com helped me find a way.
Summary: This unit has no competition. 73 bucks & free shipping. But because of the cons listed above, I wish I'd've bought the Archos 32 for the extra money. I didn't do the 2.2 update. I know Android on a technical level and I believe it functions more effectively on 2.1. The browser is nice to DL videos/apps/music, but it's not for surfing. The other option I considered was to get an unlocked Android phone to use as a PMP. That would fix all of the cons, but they're expensive.
Pros: · unrestricted (plays almost all media & allows sideloading apk's) · charges fast,· · small/thin/lightweight · option to run full Ångström Linux · best tiny internet PMP for <100 bucks
Cons: · 128mb ram · no speaker · no camera · 4:3 aspect ratio · no memory card
Summary: I Woul have to give this little thing two thumbs up. It doesn't necessarily become yours until all your favorite apps are installed. It hasn't frozen on me(had it for atleast a month now). The only problem would have to be battery life.
Pros: Android that is all that i bought this for. I love how i can get apps that cost money on the Apple appstore for free on the android market for example angry birds. I love the user friendly operating system i can adjust about anything in the settings. Comparing to the ipods screen this screen looks puny, but when you are using it it hardly makes a difference. The mic works fine and having a standard Micro Usb helps when charging and transferring data. a pro compared to...
Summary: I have became a huge fan of the android operating system. I wasn't interested in this device until I started looking around for a cheap home theather remote. I currently use a computer and run XBMC. On my phone I used an android app to control my TV and its functions. I found it worked great however I grew tired of answering the phone and not having an easy way of pausing my show. So I looked into archos units. I ended up getting the 28 for the following reasons...
Great as a fancy MP3 player with advance features!
LynnJ85 "Cheryl Jones", Amazon
21 December 2010
Summary: I'm giving this item a five star because it works well. I'm not going to degrade or down talk this product just because it's not an Apple Ipod, as with others have done when reveiwing the product throughout the net. The screen resolution is excellent, but when scanning a page on youtube or google it's difficult to upload the entire page due to the size of the merchandise. IF YOU WANT A LARGER SCREEN UPGRADE IT TO ARCHOS 32 or ARCHOS 5.
Summary: cons don't matter at this price, using the market place hack is not much of a hack, download and run your done, I unpacked setup and updated firmware and added marketplace in under 5 minutes, better than getting an ipod
Pros: seems to be just as fast as my cell phone easy setup much better response than my Zune HD had MARKET PLACE APPS!!!!!! open source (see on their website, linux) nice size for on the go listening and occasional games
Cons: when playing mario I had to let off of one control to use another, its not multitouch resistive touch no speakers no microphone no card slot
Summary: I fell in love with my Archos the moment it was in my hand. It does everything from super fast browsing, apps, perfect mp3 function, to great video picture, organization is great on it. The touchscreen is superb, and the g- senor works for the most part, but sometimes lags. My only con is that i wish i got the 8gb and not the 4gb. Overall, I love my Archos! It does everything I can dream to do on this thing and so much more. Its perfect. Enough said.
Summary: I bought this for my wife's christmas present. Loaded it up with a few games and her favorite music. She loves it. I picked up a fm transmitter for it for the car that plugs into the lighter plug so she can have her tunes on the road. For 99 dollars, you won't find an android device with such a good cpu in it.
Pros: It's android, so there are plenty of good apps Very nice touchscreen, responds rather well to light touch Speedy. This thing can scroll websites pretty good. Good video and audio quality - I use sony headphones though. You don't need any special software on your computer to use it, just drop the files in the music/ or video/ folders.
Cons: Official android market is not there, but I hear it can be hacked in. I installed a few apps though so far. Need to do an update as soon as you get it, though it is easy once you setup wifi. No internal speaker, so you will either need speakers or headphones. No gps.