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Mr. Donald bell at Franklin are you doing okay and -- you look happy I'm thrilled. I hear you through the -- -- yeah you'll be back in -- room that we always records them. Yeah look like it filled. We have what they what is it that is that what we have worth spilling YouTube it's a tablet. If the tablet looks like a tablet non doesn't look at uh huh -- -- public over the phone quickly implement that and -- keep them or phone Manchester this is the Archos 32. -- branding and -- Android tablet. Okay -- get a mini tablet equivalent. Because it runs and I mean if you slap -- and banking -- kind of college. And -- -- -- -- phone calls. But. I always say that that's a qualification for -- -- Okay so why than an iPod Touch called tablet I think it's a matter of time. They hit an iPod Touch anything and they're pretty much about the same size that but the screen is actually a little bit larger this is -- point -- a screen that my iPod that's that the point. -- happens Pena a little bit mind. But. Killer feature is the things 150 bucks as rich probably less than the actually -- steep rise in Ireland after and it sat on the shelf model Angela back -- that. Says that the screen like he who. A resisted. I screen which actually isn't that bad Mac and a lot of kind of clunky. -- the touch in devices this one is pretty quick for what it does what you want and it. Running Android 2.2 -- that running from Leo but as it's running a version of it that down. It's been kind of you know like we -- Well like any Android implementations in kind of tweaked for the device and against -- buy it. -- -- accelerator fellow rom or control and it's online banner ads and other reorient. And get the little app -- and hand. The year your apps -- -- -- is basically I mean it's. It like if you took if you think any Android phone yet. And you know is between investing in -- yes yes yeah accept you million Hackett nine GPS on -- a ninth kitten maps -- -- the but the actually user interface. Like it's pretty tonight yeah if you've if you've with -- -- well if Android ray there. A few different things that. Our. That the qualifiers on which is that you don't get the school marketplace for Android apps. -- Archos. Apps live marketplace if the and down the generic. Version of the one mean me -- what don't you get. By the what do you get that. What are you not giving you you're getting the you can -- email list is now live by it in check email -- with the marketplace though -- -- the market -- it's like. If it's linked the third run villa and a lot a lot but -- -- gains in the air but they're not -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Like the articles you might be to you to use the global. Whatever is this different problems I'm totally sympathetic with -- -- -- they had to deal with an -- meek. Like. On the up and up Android based products and they've been attendant wrestled this. Problem for years are wrestling with wrestling -- are. Android Android wrestling right -- -- that Debian action yeah. In order to really get in the Google Android marketplace. And -- -- -- have to get. Google's. Got to get build a product like this by -- any Android phone out there it's at the at the same thing. If you tablet out that it do you have the actual Android. Marketplace on the device have been -- it is Google's that's Dell streak. That the upcoming -- sent out the tab. By it takes and getting that certification isn't just the money issues like the device hardware meats are. Okay. Acting and it -- me can be flexible on Pakistan making their own rules -- can be flexible on it like you're like a you know total high profile global partner but if here. Now. A company like -- which is respectable but still company -- winners are those that believe that -- eighth. OK that's. It. -- -- -- In order for them to really brain they know -- in north have a really successful Android based product they ask how marketplace on the they are gonna get Google's version of it we got a damaged -- like you know let's make our own marketplace and get many developers on board as possible yeah. And then. Became make -- separate party over here so basically you go through Google and you meet the -- and everything like that you can you can put the Android market -- on there you don't have to deal with third parties you know that you would like you -- people but he -- your own you do have yet to be like 88 when a goal of -- don't think so yet -- -- -- making a whole different. App store -- to do that you know he also have to. Figure out how you gonna work out that out yet to -- -- must be abstinent in this marketplace apps live marketplace for our products are free apps right. And there's a lot of -- a lot of demo. Don't care if it's like a really good game you you're downloading your free but the demo version and an upgrade with and the -- -- separately. Record. But so they go this route may go look when I noticed I but yeah. 150. Fifteenth but the hundred dollars yes so I mean. If if it's dollars the -- answered. However you want and and I and it would then I don't know -- I would get an iPod that's over this thing absolutely I mean. It every feature on this is better every every part about this being a better -- in the act as if it. But how much -- -- hundred dollars left I mean that that you are gonna get that the -- -- attaches to 129 dollars but you can get like at 3GS. BGS version -- they'll -- -- -- you might -- -- find cheaper versions of the older generation available -- I'm gonna look like what quote that it might yet I gotta Michael's gonna pick it up have a mental occurred that day it thing about prices they're they're pretty hard to find cheaply. They're not like most their party products -- -- time you know a few months down the line and the price I'm just sitting on -- shelf. They start selling it cut rates right that -- -- without parts in the back and Apple up with things like it says get those are part to a hundred dollars. And he got this little Android based device thinking you can check -- on and browse the web. That's enough about it all the core functionality. Email web browser both those there all that stuff here works pretty well. The keyboard is a little bit. Statement while the keyboard -- It does that despite the fact that. If you want to does that despite the fact that -- -- its smallest mania we screen. Keyboard we uniting multi touch in ninth -- capacity of light sensitivity. -- predictive text. Yeah that it it's really kind difficult to use. As like the first prize you would go to UT's keep okay so lately I let's say let's say that they use them is. Thirteen fourteen picture. Formally. Well be canonized -- -- in this age and Dina -- in mechanical -- all let's say he's you know. Yeah yeah -- -- you can go through football. Now -- -- -- not that we both before he. Can think it's like you're killing a girl -- the bad thing. So -- let's say that -- that is at age where he might be interest in the and it being in May be a page where you might be. You know -- you know open to bind him this at home. Do you give him this. And an ends overlook and I wanna did you. IPhone because it's more expensive you is your first phone and or first media player you know you might ruin it but it to disk and it's cheaper you can be a little bit and what. Rougher on it but you are getting the welfare of version of a hand held a media player the -- in prayer for your friends and make a lot of you. If like -- -- which route you go like the -- our kids are gonna want -- the -- it will they care you think. But isn't it seems like almost like a kid. -- the conversion but. -- -- -- Now I think I would I would be a pretty disappointment that if you get that you have given me not all of the gains that are part of AB IOS. Experience right. -- in any of that yeah down the what OK so you're just as important. To even get -- and you would be give you wouldn't even get him I would I -- a reefer iPod Touch personally. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Offensive contract ready to pass to block out the web browser -- -- -- of marriage act parents the end you can control. Is. Which in me I you know that he's not accessing YouTube online you know or some kind of other -- -- how much effort do Viet. On the device -- that I've -- that feature out with the pastor protection right. And so that's that's that it's the full featured at the pants yet begun and the new -- -- -- Apathy -- but other than that it actually is a pretty good this is actually one of the better -- media players. Okay I I delegate that thing because of the Andrea OS offense that you -- with me -- them. Wasn't too impressed that -- what they've always agree codec support and the public good codec support here you're getting like -- video playback it. -- -- and have stood at the last yet. Each team resolution media -- -- enjoy that while Spain rate it's also -- and there's an adaptor that goes out of them micro USB port here. Yet composite video out of -- -- that feature on this off though he can't on the back. Here -- can do. Standard definition video. And lawyers and in your person -- -- the chemistry it's. He said it was I think out of these things get I think I'll none -- that price. It's cabinet extra so that creates a cool feature to have I can do both still and and and -- -- video. Yeah and it works. Before briefly flirted with the camera and I can't really if not bad bad bad bad thing I if they -- I Oracle you have an Aston and adds that it's certainly I -- -- -- video. The media player. At a and that doesn't -- and mayor -- with -- and products you buy it I was actually really impressed. But the cover of you here actually. -- Okay. -- -- -- look at it right now Abner Abner Jane. Palaces this is music then yes this is music. -- -- It did find that would there is one particular about the -- Emo -- with about then they replied it looking at it -- -- -- A lower bit rate audio files okay I really quirky and I wouldn't play or play you the jitters that some podcasts -- -- that when playback. Let me. That it I think is pretty small thing for all that you're getting here. For the price what they get to keep them perspective keep their -- -- -- they're -- asking for an about this thing yeah I mean this this guide has got a good make. Good -- yeah yeah -- -- three out of five star -- which you know -- read uses crap. Does it in the primary something below you have all -- guy our -- you put -- at -- right. We'll know -- wants this -- -- this but now it's it's really thought about pride and it works as advertised and damn you amber is not. If not the full apps experience he'd want -- you're not you're -- pandora on here night game. You now all of the that mean grant -- one Android phone. Is it ships with the with -- you wanna but it doesn't yet how what the flash playback capability that's -- becoming with this particular version of Android. But its policy it get there. I mean I don't think a lot of the products out. Of this that. Which which versions -- in two point to point it. -- just download -- one might. Think -- -- released it yet though. So they go that's the are both 32 it -- its its. Well -- it's kind of odd sized share or an -- for Android based product I mean not on the sense of -- to -- now owned by. But. Or media there. And for all of interest in tablets right now it's not really that -- is that it's now it's. But -- is it's a decent little portable media player it's got little video camera on the back going to be a camera. It's a hundred people are checking email on hand back and lab and as you said audio video. It -- -- so that's that was in the good column and when you've you've you've hit in the good -- work with a you know you'd be surprised and -- that night you know it possibly can -- right idea is it that we weren't I don't know if for that you know. Depending on how cheap you can get it. And up the price -- in this tonight but at. The you still you still won't you still saying look he had the money to -- to -- IPod Touch. Screen -- support long run features. You wanna -- this actually one other little feature on Google -- humanity too much is that at the it has Bluetooth and you can tether. -- -- Compatible phone and get. Violence. -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah you can headed to a Android compatible phone that would allow tethering app probably and other. Smartphone. But then. If you were able to do that plan to spend the extra hundred better. Smart and and maybe trying to cut corners like that -- pricing instantly late admittance rate. Easy and it's. At -- I am into it like Archos -- it or other Android tablets on the horizon it's -- -- -- in a few months and in the crap out of this will probably be better and are not better -- more useful that's is that going to be larger. Now it's very of the -- all of our Abdullah essentially running the same unless I am but it not to be -- and yet the weird thing here is -- they've got. It got little touch controls for volume adjustment. It. -- -- that. That -- -- I feel like these guys. When they designed this thing the a word I don't. He'll let you design the ground ability to. At least you're able to get a deal on both cases in an early look this is go with this. Angel has these rockers as well whether -- I've looked at the -- in them on the face to. Spying you know that we we get a deal of these cases you can mass produces cases for very low priced. Let's go with this that's I had a feeling LP with the ground that they I don't know I don't know -- no idea what -- -- it but if and production. But that's my theory I like it there unanimously -- that now actually I do believe last month -- and they said they have their own kind of controlled facility in China and now. And I and that same kind of Apple esque way of having a dedicated manufacture. A lot I think filming some of their. And much lower end of portable and audio players in -- And Overton the different company that treatment action some parts. I think there more than ever action the control told the entire process fair -- an action but. It. Even at that. It was -- that may may mean. Anyway what. That's it that's our -- Q and not bad. Not a phone yet -- -- version of Android. But networks that -- And.