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ARCHOS Platinum smartphone at MEDPI Monaco show - Archos 50 Platinum availability update
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French webTV journalists from lachainetechno.tv were present at the MEDPI 2013 tradeshow last week in Monaco, they have just posted their report about the new ARCHOS Smartphones. They are focusing on the first models with larger screen Platinum 50 (5") and Platinum 53 (5.3") that were demonstrated on the show. ARCHOS Smartphones pricing is announced as follows: ARCHOS 35 Carbon: 79,99€ / £79.99 (that is ~$105), ARCHOS 50 Platinum: 199,99€ /  £179.99 (~ $260) and ARCHOS 53 Platinum: 249,99€ / £199.99 (~ $326)

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Update 2013/05/30: the availability of the Archos 50 Platinum continues to slip. The date has been updated to 14th of June 2013 at grosbill.com online store and first week of June on ARCHOS online store. - see below.

For a first appearance, the ARCHOS Smartphones seem to leave a good impression to lachainetechno.tv, in their video video (in French) they seem to be enthusiastic about the features for the price, but stressed the screen limitations (qHD, 960x540 pixels resolution) and front camera low resolution, compared to current mid or high-end phones.

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Another key point is the journalists comments on the ARCHOS 50 Platinum specs, they expect to be "roughly equivalent to a Samsung Galaxy SIII", we believe it's a rather misleading comparison as we already explained in detail, both devices have totally different specifications and features.

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ARCHOS 50 Platinum smartphone release date in June ?

Grosbill French online store is one of the only shop to display a shipping date for ARCHOS 50 Platinum smartphones and is currently announcing for 14th of June 2013, this date being delayed every day lately. There is no clear sign that the availability for end of May announced by ARCHOS will be met, something which is quite common with ARCHOS, the GamePad has shipped with about 3 months delay, the TV Connect…

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