The new Archos 604 Portable Media Player (PMP) was given to the celebrity host, performers and presenters of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) as part of the prestigious official gift bag. The Archos 604 is an outstandingly slim, large-screen PMP that offers the convenience of portability and features the most brilliant, award-winning screen in the industry. The Archos 604 is a decidedly premium item and exactly the type of high-trend gift for which the VMA gift bags have become known. "The Archos 604 is bringing video, audio and photos into a sleek half-inch-thick device with unmatched screen quality and exceptional capacity," said Archos, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Larry Smith.
Archos, Inc., a global consumer electronics manufacturer and inventor of the portable video player, introduced today the latest in portable media players with the Archos 404 and 604 models. The new products are a part of the Generation 4 line of portable media players, announced separately today. The first available in the line, the Archos 404 and 604, play back all standard video formats, offer extreme portability and feature the most brilliant, award-winning screens in the industry. The new products will support movie downloads from the popular online video services and recording of content directly from the TV or DVD player. The new Archos 404 and 604 are priced at $299.99 and $349.99, respectively, with retail availability in early September.