updated 03:05 pm EST, Wed March 7, 2007
Archos has just announced the 204 (Spanish PDF) as a replacement for the last of its Gmini players. Opting for the added storage of a 20GB hard drive instead of the more popular flash, the 204 is still small at just under three inches high. It also makes use of a 1.8-inch OLED color screen ready for JPEG photo viewing. Playback of MP3, WAV, and WMA songs (including WMA 10 subscriptions) makes up the device's audio format support. Battery life is a substantial 20 hours despite the rotating storage inside.
The new player is due to appear in Europe soon for $235; although most of Archos' lineup (including the new 704 Wi-Fi) is available in North America, the company says that the 204 will remain in Europe for the foreseeable future. [via PMP Today]