Summary: I own 2 Archos 605 wifi, the 30gig and 160gig. I love those but I wanted a larger screen and a sd card instead of a hard drive in the device. For basic browsing and watching videos it is fine but they could have hit a home run with a version of Android 2+.
Pros: 7 inch wide viewing of videos, web pages, books. I bought this to watch videos on. I have an Ipod Touch 2G and wanted a larger screen. Being able to surf web pages was a plus. Web surfing is fine but it doesn't have flash. You can install Skyfire browser that does let you see some flash material....
Cons: Android 1.5 This is a big let down, but I knew this going in since I really only wanted it for video. No Android Market Place. No flash micro sd instead of regular size sd. H264 videos don't look good even though those videos look good on my iPod and laptop. The files are not sorted alpha, instea...
Summary: First, some background: I purchased this tablet as an experiment to see whether I might want to invest in a better one later, or whether I need the power of a regular tablet computer. I'm primarily displaying books that have *lots* of graphics, and scrolling and/or page turns have to be fast.
Summary: I'm now satisfied with my Archo's 7 Home tablet. After many hours reading helps and hints on the Archo's 7 Home Tablet Forum and installing some of the programs they advise downloading to beef up the weak and clumsy operating system, I got my android tablet just where I want it.
Summary: Lot's of people have said in the Archos forums that the OS will be updated shortly, we'll see. I use this mainly for it's browser ((not too bad but it doesn't have a navigation bar that I can see), and a book reader.
Pros: Small, light, bright screen, decent audio, great battery life.
Cons: Comes with Android 1.5 so apps choice is limited to what Archos provides in their store, everyone mentions using Skyfire browser but I haven't been able to find it for download (if you know point me to it), currently no flash without Skyfire (or so I'm told)
Summary: 1. Touch Screen *** This is a touch screen ONLY device, the only hardware button is the power button. The touchscreen does however have good response for a restive (sp) screen. It is perfect for page turnswipes and taps.
Summary: Edit 20110314: I no longer recommend this to anyone. This product is Version 1 running Android 1.5. The new 7HT is Version 2 running Android 2.1. [...] The 7HT is the fourth Archos product I've owned. Aside from the Gen 1 Jukebox, 5IMT amd 5IT, I purchased three 7HTs. Two as gifts for friends.
Summary: Yea, so I figure what the hell...$200 for an android tablet! I'll just go down the list: Cons: * Not the most responsive screen * Not full Google experience (no Market, Maps, etc) * Ability to work with tether to phone via wifi was nonexistant..
Summary: Mainly, I bought this tablet as an ebook reader as well as a news reader with my morning breakfast and commute. However, I had another immediate need for a tablet for a long trip -- otherwise I would have waited for a device running Android 2.1 or 2.2 with a faster processor.
Summary: OK, first the good. For a fairly low price you get a portable video player and basic web browser; and its modest 8GB capacity can be increased by micro SD cards. That's pretty much all I wanted, so I can't complain too much about its faults - but it does have quite a lot of those...
Summary: Wanted this for my car as a Video play back for the kids ,which it did great ,and the upgraded software made it ok.But the original software is useless had to mess about the get it to work properly.No flash was the last nail in the coffin ,and it was sent back to Amazon.