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JxK 04-19-2011 09:16 PM

Philips PMP - New Look + Gingerbread
 
Posted from engadget.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget....2--img6605.jpg

Looks like philips is releasing a redone version of their GoGear PMP. It will have access to the android market, and thus like the ipod touch, will have the ability to download apps and games.

The idea is a good one, especially if they manage to pull it off with a decent device. The problem is that most people nowadays aren't terribly interested in a standalone PMP or DAP, it's all about smartphones and convergence. And of those who are interested, they tend to gravitate toward the itouch unless it's something small like an exercise mp3 player.

Therefore, the best way to take a piece of this niche market is going to be (at least at first) based solely upon price - except it's going to cost $179 for 8GB and a to-be-determined amount for the 16GB version. Maybe it'll work abroad, but I'm just not sure that said product is tenable in the US at its price point.

TechyguyDR 04-19-2011 10:47 PM

Not sure why the screen is still so small. And why so much bezel bellow the screen?

lestatar 04-20-2011 05:53 AM

^ Hmmm, I am sure to reduce cost. Kinda nice to see new gear...

Olley 04-20-2011 08:39 AM

Just another Archos 32/Creative Touch-2 copy. If the screen is resistive (likely) and 480 x 272 or so it'll be hard to get a foot into the android PMP door.
Archos 43 and the iPod Touch offer a decent web browsing experience with their high resolutions screens. Those screens also bring added joy looking at videos and photos. You can have a 32gb Touch for $295 and an 8gb version for $195. No player that can't seriously challenge its specs is going to make a crack in the U.S. market unless they give them away. JMHO.

WalkGood 04-20-2011 09:06 AM

Itís always great to see new gear but I agree with you guys itíll be a tuff uphill losing battle with this gear in the US market Ö

Marvin the Martian 04-20-2011 01:12 PM

Time for our buddy Donald to weigh in.....:rolleyes:
Quote:

Attention Android fans who wouldn't be caught dead with an iPod Touch. Philips is breathing some new life into its GoGear line of MP3 and portable media players by introducing the Connect, a new Android 2.3 device.
Due out in September with pricing starting at $179 (8GB), the GoGear Connect is chasing after the same Android-loving customer as the Samsung Galaxy Player. Most importantly, the device will come with Google's suite of mobile apps, including a fully stocked Android Market.

The DarkSide 04-20-2011 07:43 PM

Why does the model Donald Bell has in his hand say "16GB"???

Mr. Popo 04-20-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olley (Post 550269)
Just another Archos 32/Creative Touch-2 copy. If the screen is resistive (likely) and 480 x 272 or so it'll be hard to get a foot into the android PMP door.
Archos 43 and the iPod Touch offer a decent web browsing experience with their high resolutions screens. Those screens also bring added joy looking at videos and photos. You can have a 32gb Touch for $295 and an 8gb version for $195. No player that can't seriously challenge its specs is going to make a crack in the U.S. market unless they give them away. JMHO.

From Engadget:
Quote:

The new GoGear has gone from white to black, lost its trackball in favor of a capacitive touchscreen display, and exchanged the lowly Android 2.1 for Gingerbread.

The DarkSide 04-21-2011 06:41 AM

Throw in a microSD slot and I'd contemplate getting 1 myself,...

nodirectionhome 04-21-2011 08:14 AM

Wasn't the GoGear Connect already on sale here in the UK then pulled, because it was crap and expensive?

Or is this just a newer version with Gingerbread? I agree, though, this can't compete with an iPod Touch or some of the inexpensive but high-spec Android phones from the likes of ZTE.

dfkt 04-21-2011 02:16 PM

Frontpaged - http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/04/p...h-android-2-3/

TechyguyDR 04-21-2011 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nodirectionhome (Post 550435)
Wasn't the GoGear Connect already on sale here in the UK then pulled, because it was crap and expensive?

Or is this just a newer version with Gingerbread? I agree, though, this can't compete with an iPod Touch or some of the inexpensive but high-spec Android phones from the likes of ZTE.

New version w/Gingerbread.


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