French portable media player maker Archos is developing a model that will run on a 3G network, Pocket-lint reports. The company has reportedly teamed with French mobile operator SFR to add 3G + HSPA data modems into future PMPs.
Archos, which was among the first to market with handheld digital video players, already offers several Wi-Fi-enabled PMPs.
Although Archos and SFR issued a joint announcement in France, Pocket-lint says the companies haven’t provided any real details about the future products. They expect to have something on the market by year-end, which we suspect means in time for people to include them on the wish lists they send to Santa.