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Rolls out PMP GPS add-on too

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Archos has unveiled a suction cup cradle to turn its 605 Wi-Fi PMP into a satnav. It's also launched an add-on for its TV+ to turn the media centre unit into a Slingbox-style TV streamer.

The GPS in-car holder is simply a suction cup with an integrated GPS pick-up that holds the 605 PMP and allows it to receive GPS signals. The cup can also be used as a nice place to rest the 605 while you watch a roadside movie.

The add-on costs around $130 (£75/€100) and comes with maps of Europe, the US and China. But Archos will also offer a deal bundling the 605 and the suction cup together for around $400 (£200/€250).

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Archos' cradle: adds GPS to the 605

Archos has also updated the TV+ - reviewed here - to enable users to stream live TV from their home to wireless devices anywhere in the world. The plug-in will be available next month and costs $50 (£25/€35).

The PMP manufacturer’s also signed an agreement with Paramount to allow users to buy films from a list pre-loaded on the TV+, which they can then stream to a wireless device too. The service launches in North America and major European countries this spring and includes titles such as Cloverfield and Beowulf.

Archos has even created a firmware update for the 605 and 705 PMPs, enabling both models to support Adobe Flash 9, Windows Media Video 9 and the ON2 video format. Once you pay the $20 (£10/€13) fee to download the firmware update, you’ll be able to enjoy the ‘delights’ of YouTube on your Archos PMP in no time.

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