Linux Powered Portable PDA/PVR

Archos has got a great new device in the works: the AV500, which will combine the companies innovative PVR functions (playing and recording of video and MP3) with DivX playback and a new PDA functionality. The MP3/MPEG/DivX recording and playback will handled by the hardware converters and recorded on the 40-80 gig hard-drive. The PDA features will be powered by Qtopia, a full graphical interface/PIM suite that has been used on several Zaurus and iPaq modded units. No word yet on price. More details from Brighthand.