We reported rumours that this would happen this year back in November, but it has now been confirmed by a joint press statement issued in France by Archos and SFR.

The PMP-maker and the telecoms company are to team up to offer a 3G-enabled PMP due to market by the end of 2008. The agreement Archos and SFR have signed is to integrate 3G+ HSDPA data modems into Archos players.

What isn't known is whether (as we suspect) the addition of 3G will be in order to enable downloads on the move, building on the Archos range's strengths in Wi-Fi connectivity or a new product entirely - an Archos phone... Stay tuned.