I had to say one more thing about this I'm so pumped... first of all you're right about the Apple i needing a reality check...
Second... will this be available through Verizon/Alltel?
Oh... and with the HD Support coming soon (on Archos website the plug-in is 30 pounds I believe, but not available yet, but will be when this is released by Q3 2009) is there any way to integrate this wirelessly with a home 5.1/7.1 surround sound system? How amazing would it be to sit on your couch with this HD 5 inch screen and surf the web, check email, watch blu-ray in 5.1 (supported at this point in time by Archos) and send text messages etc? Too bad they don't make a 62'' version of this item!!
PS: What is compatibility of this with Bluetooth 2.0, and what is compatibility with PC's wirelessly for uploading/downloading content? In stead of using USB wires, can you do everything wirelessly now? Oh, and with Android, does this have a camera built in, to use the retina-scan security feature or the barcode price check feature? PHEW!