You need to be patient. The product announcement does not equate to product delivery. The official product delivery announcement for both the Archos 70 and Archos 101 was just last week (See Link) You are like 100s-1000s of others who wanted it the day it was announced back in September.
There are variables which are hitting all of the major Tablet production lines. The primary one is Capacitive screen production. There is a near monopoly by Apple on the large screen capacitive screens being created. Apple is buying them up to keep up with IPad production. This is causing shortages for everyone else. Since they do not care about the 7 inch screen, these are in greater supply.
Archos is also known to have only released the 2.1 version with the 2.2 update available in December.
I have no idea where you are located. But if you are in the US, I would bet the Archos 101 will be one of the hot items sold for outrageous prices. This reminds me of the "Tickle me Elmos" a few years back. They announced it in Aug. The initial shipment was sold out in hours. and production was not up to deliver to all until well after Christmas.
The 8 Gb 101s sold out with in a day from the Direct Archos site. I am willing to bet if the 16 Gb is placed on their site Monday. It will be out of stock by days end.
I have only had one delay notice from my preorder. I was told originally it would be available about 1-Nov and on 31-Oct received notice it would be shipped on or about 21-Nov. I expect that to be the case.
Bottom line, you can complain, but you will be just as frustrated with the other units which were announced in April and still have not delivered.
when you get it in and get it tested, please come back and let us know.
i havent seen or heard of that one it shounds interesting
Check out the thread at Forum.ArchosFans.com - View topic - Post your information on when the A101, A70, etc will be for information on when devices will be available. Please, if you hear or see one shipping let the thread know.