Hands-on With Archos GamePad Android Tablet

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This looks like a great gaming tablet and the price is defiantly right!
I can't wait for an in-depth analysis and hope the battery life and display quality turn out to be quite good.
 

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Sony should have embraced Android with their PSP, making it run a customized version of Jellybean with their own special app store to download premium PSP games. They could have put in a secondary processor to play certain android games (think PS2 backwards compatibility in early PS3s) and the main processor that the PSP vita uses. This way, its a great mobile gaming machine as well as a tablet.
 
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Yup Tom is really behind on this one with his comment of, "hours of game play"!!! LOL

The battery only lasts 2hrs of heavy gaming!!!
 

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Yeah, I'm sure it will spell certain doom for Nintendo and Sony when people use it to pirate old Nintendo and Sony games since Android games are pretty much garbage designed to kill 10 minutes. Sorry, but I'd rather pay a heftier price to get a quality game instead of nickle and diming to get a new skin of Angry Birds. The lineup for 3DS is full of top tier titles by this point and Vita isn't coming along too badly either. This also completely ignores the fact they have their own game markets with cheaper priced DL games, virtual console, and backwards compatibility far expanding their "small library".

It doesn't matter if you can map a gamepad to the controls when the game was not designed for anything resembling a gamepad to begin with. Games designed for a gamepad are not functional for the majority of devices out, and devices are not made with gamepad buttons because few games exist that need them. Eventually the two sides will nudge their way to a compromise, but that will take time and failures.

Good work Archos, you've reinvented the NGage.
 

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[citation][nom]kawininjazx[/nom]Sony should have embraced Android with their PSP, making it run a customized version of Jellybean with their own special app store to download premium PSP games. They could have put in a secondary processor to play certain android games (think PS2 backwards compatibility in early PS3s) and the main processor that the PSP vita uses. This way, its a great mobile gaming machine as well as a tablet.[/citation]
That sir makes to much sense in the business world. Such dangerous thinking needs to be punished! Now go to the basement and hand me your red stapler!
If sony did that, they would most certainly B.A.N.K but that would mean admitting defeat on the PSVita, Sony to proud to do that unfortunately and the ones who have to commit digital seppuku are us :(
 

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Archos has been a leading innovator, if not a leading retailer, of tablets, pads and players for years now. The iPad owes a great debt to the innovations first realized on Archos devices.
 
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