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Brief: Archos 604 WiFi Hits Stores Soon

There's another competitor on the way for iPods and Zunes. The Archos 604 WiFi multimedia system has begun shipping to retail stores.
The Archos 604 WiFi multimedia system has begun shipping to retail stores and should start selling within the next two weeks, the company said Wednesday.

Designed with full file-sharing capabilities, the Archos 604 WiFi from Archos Technology Inc. offers a touch screen, about 4.5-inch display, and plenty of storage capacity for an entire library of pictures, movies and music. It can surf the Web and exchange data directly over the network.

As for the Archos 604, it can record content from any home entertainment source. The DVR Station accessory allows the player to record TV in DVD quality and other accessories allow direct photo transfers from digital cameras or the ability to turn the 604 into a personal camcorder.

The Archos 604 reads any standard video format, and holds up to 130 hours of TV programming, 85 movies, 15,000 songs, or 300,000 photos.

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