Archos have an e-reader?

Archos have an e-reader? e-Reading Hardware came across this odd looking device in Hong Kong. It has the Archos brand on it, but I'm certain this is a knock-off (for 2 reasons). I've seen the menu on other generic Chinese gadgets, for one. And my other reason is that this doesn't look like Archos hardware. Get it at your own risk, folks.

Right now all I know is that it runs Android and has a 7" screen. I would strenuously urge you to avoid it.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Archos have an e-reader?

  1. What’s wrong with Chinese makers collaborating on customizing Android for cheaper LCD based e-readers and for Archos to brand one to release in EU/US markets?

    The only advice I have to LCD e-reader fans, is to ask for Pixel Qi to be used in these devices, would turn them into the best e-readers.

    • For one thing, “7o” is how Archos are writing “70”. At the very least this one has the wrong label on it. And it simply doesn’t look like an Archos device.

  2. Archos would be insane to do that. They’d be better off pushing the 70 as an eBook device. It has Aldiko pre-installed, IIRC.

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