Archos to Launch 13.3-Inch FamilyPad in the UK Next Month

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    While it looks like much of the industry is moving toward smaller and lighter tablets like the Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini, Archos is betting there is still a market out there for a larger design. The company plans to launch a new Android tablet next month it calls the FamilyPad. This new tablet will be a 13.3-inch behemoth designed for family members to "share" simultaneously. The tablet will first go on sale in the UK next month for £274.99, and there is no word if it will come to the US. Here's a quote with the details of this new

    What do you guys think? Is this something your family could actually use without causing World War III in the house?

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    I kind of wonder if Archos really saw an opening here or just kind of threw this out there to see if they could find and hopefully exploit new territory, seeing that it hadn't been tried yet.
    I still have my Archos 5 IT, and it was a fantastic device well ahead of its time. It might have been the first tablet type device running Android (can't be sure of this, but I don't remember any other manufacturers with a product in the marketplace at the time) and was a great media device. Samsungs Galaxy Players are quite similar today.
    I wish them good fortune, and although it is an interesting idea to bring people intimately together with the same technology that has more often pulled us into our own worlds of individual intetest, I can't help but make what seems like an obvious comparison to the smatt TV's that strive to do the same on a slightly, or enormously, larger scale.

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    Actually, the territory has been exploited already by Toshiba with their Excite 13"few months back. I don't know how successful it was though, also because it didn't come cheap like this new Arches....I believe it started at $650.
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    I wanted that toshiba 13! but I was never able to find it for sale! and no one would ever give an answer even from toshiba.
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    I had forgotten about this, a lot of people were kind of scratching their heads about it, although there did seem to be sone interst.
    I actually replied to this last night, and I quoted you, but apparently I reported you or this thread or something instead. Maybe I do need a 13" screen since I apparently don't have the eyesight, or skills, to press the right buttons.

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    You are right about the eyesight, Tom...it can be a good tablet for people who don't see well on a small screen, whatever the reason.I was looking ,around yesterday to see if I could find out how many Toshiba 13" have been sold so far,I found instead comments from people who bought them. Most of them have a poor eyesight because age mainly and they were very happy with the screen size on the tablet. So we should give the new tablet 13" as a Christmas present to our parents or grandparents, since it's not that expensive and big!:-D
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    That is an excellent idea!

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