almost all release 'issues' with the 101 were sorted by the latest firmware update. Its now stable, pretty quick and great value for money.
the viewsonic is a good ptablet but the firmware sucks still, so im glad I went for the archos 101 to be honest.
I'd love a dual core tablet, and know that the gen8 archos tablets may never see android 2.3 let alone 3.0, but I bought the 101 knowing that it would run 2.2 and 99% of the apps out NOW, so I'm happy.
you cant get a better tablet for the money right now if you ask me.