August 06, 2008 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, TEXAS - RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) and ARCHOS today announced availability of the new ARCHOS 605 WiFi Portable Media Player (PMP) at select neighborhood RadioShack stores nationwide and online at www.RadioShack.com. ARCHOS portable media players allow customers to enjoy movies, photos, video, music, television and access to the Internet anytime, anywhere.
Featuring an MSRP of $299.99, the ARCHOS WiFi PMP has a large 4.3-inch high-resolution touch-screen and 30 GB hard drive. The optional ARCHOS Digital Video Recorder Station accessory, available through RadioShack for $99.99, turns the ARCHOS 605 WiFi into a mobile DVR with an integrated electronic program guide to record or schedule TV shows or movies.
RadioShack Merchandising Vice President Doug Lane said the new ARCHOS Multimedia Player is a great all-in-one device that helps the consumer electronics retailer deliver on its brand promise of being the neighbor who helps people get the most out of their technology and achieve great outcomes.
"We are excited to have the ARCHOS line of media and entertainment products available in our neighborhood stores and online at www.RadioShack.com," said Lane. "The robust 30 GB hard drive will allow customers to store up to 40 movies, 300,000 photos or 15,000 songs. It's a great device for individuals and families who are looking to maximize their mobile entertainment experience."
"RadioShack is an electronics giant known for its expertise with small, portable consumer electronics, and we couldn't be happier that our Generation 5 line of WiFi portable media players and DVR products are now available through their various retail channels," said Ron Ferguson, ARCHOS senior vice president and general manager North America.
Additional ARCHOS accessories available online at RadioShack.com include the ARCHOS GPS In-Car Holder and the ARCHOS DVR Travel Adapter. The GPS accessory is compatible with the ARCHOS 605 WiFi and turns the device into a full-fledged navigation system, retailing for $129.99. The DVR Travel Adapter allows you to record video and audio on the go and retails for $69.99.
RadioShack and ARCHOS will provide $30 worth of free content for the ARCHOS Media Club, a content portal where users download favorite movies, TV shows or games wirelessly and directly on to their PMP, for any ARCHOS devices that are purchased in-store.
RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the nation's most experienced and trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers. Operating from convenient and comfortable neighborhood and mall locations, RadioShack stores deliver personalized product and service solutions within a few short minutes of where most Americans either live or work. The company has a presence through almost 6,000 company-operated stores and dealer outlets in the United States and nearly 800 wireless phone kiosks. RadioShack's dedicated force of knowledgeable and helpful sales associates has been consistently recognized by several independent groups as providing the best customer service in the consumer electronics and wireless industries. For more information on RadioShack Corporation, or to purchase items online, visit www.RadioShack.com.
ARCHOS introduced the hard-drive-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000, and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company introduced the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring TV recording, wireless and touch screens to the portable media player. ARCHOS' award-winning products let consumers enjoy movies, photos, video, music and television anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is quoted on Compartment B of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at www.archos.com.