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  1. hdhuntr's Avatar
    How did you get that?
    I watched the Facebook posts and just kept checking the buttons in the store. They never did send the 'notify me' message. UPS says delivery this AM. 2 are business gifts in case anyone cared.

    It seems others in addition to me are having credit card lockup when ordering. Not everyone but if your purchase doesn't go through watch for a security call from your card company. Good luck!
    11-23-2010 04:38 AM
  2. jiggaman's Avatar
    I just ordered one from Tiger direct, the had it in stock. I will post how it works once I have had it for a few weeks.
    11-26-2010 06:01 PM
  3. NickB2005's Avatar
    Do you have a link to that one?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    11-26-2010 06:18 PM
  4. ls377's Avatar
    You can get it from Tiger Direct through Amazon.
    11-26-2010 08:29 PM
  5. NickB2005's Avatar
    I checked on their site and didn't see it.

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    11-26-2010 11:13 PM
  6. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I pasted in below the dotted lines my exchange with customer service. I also suggest to moderator a permanent forum for this or maybe the 70 and 101 combined.

    As for those who are looking for the devices...the website periodically has a few of them to sell. They never did notify me. I just kept checking the website and Facebook page and ordered mine when they had a few.

    ==================================================
    Very nice! Thanks very much. D.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Archos Support [mailto:archos_support@mail.tims-support.com]
    Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 11:46 AM
    To: thehdhuntr@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: [Ticket#201125012] Support request: ARCHOS 101 internet tablet

    thehdhuntr@yahoo.com,

    The update to Android 2.2 Froyo should be available by tomorrow night.

    Thank you,
    Eva L
    Archos Technical Support

    11/29/2010 11:00 - noreply@archos.com wrote:
    11-29-2010 11:53 AM
  7. nlowhor's Avatar
    I received my 101 today and thought I'd give a heads up. The screen is a dealbreaker for me. It's almost usable in landscape although you can tell that the vertical viewing angle is VERY narrow. It might be as little as 30-40 degrees. This problem really shows itself when you switch to portrait. Because of the tiny viewing angle, it appears that each eye is really seeing a different image in a way. To my eyes, this gives things an unstable, almost "3D" look. Reminds me of those old lenticular baseball cards where the image changes if you move it a little. It started to give me a headache in just a short while.

    Perhaps this wouldn't bother someone else as I'm picky about my screens, but this was seriously one of the worst, if not the worst, screens I've ever seen.

    It's going back sadly.
    11-30-2010 12:35 AM
  8. mothy's Avatar
    I received my 101 today and thought I'd give a heads up. The screen is a dealbreaker for me. It's almost usable in landscape although you can tell that the vertical viewing angle is VERY narrow. It might be as little as 30-40 degrees. This problem really shows itself when you switch to portrait. Because of the tiny viewing angle, it appears that each eye is really seeing a different image in a way. To my eyes, this gives things an unstable, almost "3D" look. Reminds me of those old lenticular baseball cards where the image changes if you move it a little. It started to give me a headache in just a short while.

    Perhaps this wouldn't bother someone else as I'm picky about my screens, but this was seriously one of the worst, if not the worst, screens I've ever seen.

    It's going back sadly.
    If you think its bad check out the gtab from viewsonic, makes the archos look like the ipad in my opinion.
    11-30-2010 10:36 AM
  9. supermiah's Avatar
    Would you sell it to me? I am wanting one bad. And cant get one.
    11-30-2010 02:20 PM
  10. ARich91's Avatar
    Can the Archos 101 play Pocket Legends? That would be awesome
    11-30-2010 07:08 PM
  11. andmcdon's Avatar
    Can the Archos 101 play Pocket Legends? That would be awesome
    Yes, it does. It's a blast.
    11-30-2010 09:56 PM
  12. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I have the 8gb with Froyo and 'real' Market now. Viewing angle ok for me. I just hold it right. Got Nook and Kindle apps free already and Audible...So my Sony eReader is now a paperweight. Used AppBrain to find and sync all the apps...
    It's almost like having regular EVO and GIANT EVO except for the phone call thing I don't much care about.

    The first time I opened Classic Bubbles was a bit of a funny shock...

    Links are not handy but I downloaded the AOS file to a PC instead of waiting for OTA update and by yesterday AM someone already had posted a working APK for Market. I never saw a single thing I cared about in the Archos AppsLib
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    12-02-2010 06:33 AM
  13. keri2000's Avatar
    I agree with the viewing angle comment. My husband just bought the Ipad and i have to admit that I am jealous. I have the 101 16gb with froyo and the market hack with the youtube fix and while I really like the Archos I am kind of really loving the Ipad. I like to read eBooks a lot and the Archos screen is kind of awkwardly long or tall for reading and if I move it a certain way I can't even see the words. Kind of winding what I should do. I love android but have heartburn about the Archos hardware. Imo the Ipad is far superior in the hardware arena. Holding them side by side makes that apparent. I did save $300 by going with the Archos but you can really tell...
    12-05-2010 10:37 AM
  14. thurm2000's Avatar
    I got the Archos 7.0 250GB model yesterday. Ordered it on saturday from the Archos site. It didn't have Froyo installed but directed me to update it as soon as I turned it on and hooked up to Wi-fi. Just installed Android Market from,(RapidShare AG, Cham, Switzerland), for free. Hooked up the HDMI to my 50in Samsung 3D plasma, picture is good but when this is done the tablet becomes a mouse pad and goes blank. Plays almost all formats but did have to download a plugin for ac3 audio and a few other video files, cost 14.99 directly from archos. It found my network drive right away and was able to view all my movies and music. The music and video player have a button for storage when you open them. Th picture app wasn't as easy, it doesn't recognize my server, still working on that. The Appslib market had a few apps I liked but nowhere near where Android Market is at. Plus the google apps seem to make the unit much better. I bought the recommended case from Archos.com, it fits snug but completely encloses the unit. Hopefully they will come up with some sort of flip case. Installing the market was easy, 1st time I've ever tried to hack. My only complaint is with the ac adapter plug. It is on a slight curve on the unit and doesn't quite attach all the way when you plug it in and it doesn't charge with the usb plug. Maybe they can fix that with a firmware update. All in all, I love this unit, I paid $350, the 8GB model is only $275, but I figured I'd never run out of room. I am sure after CES in January this will look like a kids toy with all the dual processor units coming out, but I will have alot of fun with this I'm sure. Lots of free add-ons on Archos site for developers as well. I don't have a clue how to develop but downloaded all the free apps they had, maybe someday I'll learn.
    12-22-2010 08:47 PM
  15. Smitty_82's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to use an external hard drive to transfer files to the 101.
    01-01-2011 04:11 AM
  16. Ryan Roland's Avatar
    Anybody have any idea when the 101 will be available to order again? I've been weighing the pros and cons and for what i want to use it for it will work just fine. but it seems like after i was convinced of this tablet after seeing it at ces it is unavailable.

    any idea?
    01-09-2011 11:59 PM
  17. carmicp's Avatar
    The 16GB is available today, 2/5/11
    02-06-2011 12:26 AM
  18. foreversynch's Avatar
    Hi y'all. ...so, i've never posted here because frankly, y'all are waaay to smart for me, but i'm working on it. The reason I am is I am soo excited. My birthday isn't till March 7th, but my boyfriend ordered the 101 yesterday from the Archos site with next day shipping. Oh, regarding the screen viewing, (and forgive me if this is where I saw it), I read that someone used a matte screen cover and it virtually solved the issue, he gets much better view now from different angles. I hope someone figures out how to put the market on there soon, but till then, a reviewer said it had 18,000 from Archos' Library. Anyway, just had to share and thanks for giving me a place to do it
    02-13-2011 11:44 AM
  19. Ryan Roland's Avatar
    yeah i just got an email from newegg.com that the 8GB is available as of 2/14/11
    02-15-2011 09:08 AM
  20. KB3MMX's Avatar
    Can't beat the Archos 101 for the price! I love mine !
    02-16-2011 08:28 AM
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