Stay in touch with Archos


I hope all’s as well as can be expected with you all and you’ve got used to writing 2018 instead of 2017 🙂 Less of an issue with so few cheques now being used.

I hope that those who bought Richard Jackson’s Premium Bird Food are enjoying the birds tucking in and don’t forget that the RSPB are running their Big Garden Birdwatch over this weekend (27th-29th Jan) details are available on their website.

Here’s a question for mobile phone users – what does your mobile phone mean to you? It seems an easy enough question at first glance but the more you consider your answer the more you realise just how much it actually does mean to so many of us.

It’s my diary, it’s my music collection, it’s my entertainment, it’s my photo album, it’s my camera and camcorder, it’s my office, it’s my newspaper, it’s my shopping assistant, it’s my computer – I’d better stop.

There are so many more reasons why our smartphones have become so much more than just telephones and are now a huge part of our everyday lives. Whatever your age, profession or interests many of us are lost without them. I realise there are also some unwelcome trends related to mobile phones but I believe that’s down to the user rather than the phones themselves. The technology now available is quite simply mind boggling and presented in such compact forms.

Obviously prices will vary tremendously depending on the features offered and brand etc, but it is still possible to buy a feature-rich Smartphone from a trusted brand at a much lower cost than you might think.

You can guess what’s coming…

Yes, we have an amazing offer coming to The Q on Monday 29th January as our Today’s Special Value. It’s from French-based technology brand Archos, who have been present on QVC UK for a great number of years. I remember buying my first portable external hard drive from them 17 years ago!

The Archos Sense 55 DC offers some quite amazing features usually found on higher priced smartphones. The ‘55’ refers to the stunning 5 1/2 inch curved edge HD screen and the ‘DC’ refers to dual rear cameras that effectively provide a stunning zoom function. It has a finger print reader for ease of unlocking your phone – you can register up to five fingerprints – meaning you can use this feature however you hold your phone.

There’s quad core processing power and 2GB of RAM allowing greater response between apps. 16GB of on-board memory (upgradeable via microSD card to 128GB). There’s also another camera on the front for selfies, dual SIM card readers, allowing you to have 2 SIMs from virtually any UK provider or perhaps providers abroad.

The phone is 4G compatible and it’s SIM free – meaning it’s not locked into any particular network so if you’ve lost or broken your existing phone you should be able to pop your existing SIM from it straight into the Archos Sense 55 DC (adapters, if needed are readily available or your provider can provide the correct size).

The great thing about the Archos Sense 55 DC is that whilst highly sophisticated, it would also be suitable for a first time smartphone owner as well. Primarily as the Android 7 Nougat operating system is easy to navigate and as with many touchscreen devices you literally touch what you see and there are helpful guides along the way.

I won’t actually be presenting the Archos Sense, as I’m taking a few days off, but I hope you can join Charlie Brook and James Murden for its launch at midnight on Sunday and I’m sure they’ll unveil many more features for you and just wait until you see the price, fingers crossed for Easy Pay instalments too 😉

Until next time stay focussed and in touch…



  1. Josephine Jennings January 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Dale for the heads up. Enjoy your holiday.

    • dale franklin February 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

      Thank you Josephine – enjoy ! Dale x

  2. VALERIE RUTHERFORD February 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm -  Reply

    How do I get rid of having to put in a password to open up my phone? I have fingerprint recognition but it only asks for my password to open up my phone

    • dale franklin February 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm -  Reply

      Hi Valerie, as mentioned I didn’t get to present this phone, but with a previous phone I owned (with finger print recognition) if it didn’t correctly read my fingerprint it then asked for my passcode – sometimes you might need to re-register your fingerprint and /or check that fingerprint recognition is switched on in settings – I hope this might help. Dale x

  3. martin forbes February 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    happy new year to you and your family dale .i am now on 2 2weeks lazy holiday from work watching winter olympics since 6am miost mornings enjoying it.

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