The 3.2-inch resistive touch screen on the Archos 32 can be oriented in portrait or landscape mode using the integrated accelerometer control. Multiple pages of apps and widgets can be accessed by flicking left or right.
Beneath the screen of the Archos 32 is a block of touch-sensitive controls. Typical Android device buttons for back, menu, home, and search are just below the edge of the screen. Curiously, controls for volume are also here, in spite of the rocker switch on the edge that offers the same control.
The Apple iPod Touch (left) seen next to the Archos 32. The touch offers a larger (arguably better quality) screen than the Archos 32 and uses a capacitive, multitouch technology. You can't pick an iPod Touch up for less than $229, though, which is nearly $100 more than what the Archos 32 costs at street value.