Archos apparently is about to introduce a new portable media player dubbed AV700.
The Archos AV700 sports a huge 7" display like the last year introduced MobiNote DVX-POD 7010. The AV700 hard-drive has 60GB.
French NetEconomie reports that Archos entered a partnership with EchoStar, which runs the DishNetwork Satellite TV network. EchoStar is supposed to market an adapted version of the AV400 (AV402) and AV700 to DishNetwork customers. This would enable DishNetwork customers to transfer recorded TV broadcasts or movies onto the portable AV700 and watch them on the go. I guess some DRM is in play here. The AV700 or AV702 should already come in April.
What is weird is that this story is mostly appearing on French news sites, although it has been published already on March 30th, language barrier I guess. Bigouz from french site Generationmp3 pointed us to this story. Both Archos and EchoStar have not made any official announcements yet. ArchosFans reports that this information is from a Investors meeting Archos held in Paris.
NetEconomie even has a photo gallery of the AV700 and AV402.
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