Archos, back to the future 18 September 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
The news fell in the heart of the summer has gone unnoticed: Archos profitable again.
After four years of successive losses, the manufacturer of multimedia products and see the results increase by 135%, a net profit of 1.7 million euros in the first half. Not bad, especially since Archos showed a net loss of EUR 3.2 million for the same period a year earlier.
The cause of this sudden surge? Tablets!
Applications before the time
Flashback. We are June 14, 2007. Henri Crohas, founder and CEO of Archos (anagram of his name) found in a press conference with his new slogan: “Entertainment Your Way” (according to my entertainment option). “The key is access to content,” trumpets the man who, in 2000, launched the first portable hard drive, the Jukebox 6000.
But this Thursday in June 2007, the French boss, already in turmoil facing a hypercompetitive market where sell this year some 200 million players, shares with his audience his new vision: “In the same way that MP3