Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shinco SK918HD Celebrates China’s National Day With A Pattern

Shinco SK918HD Celebrates China’s National Day With A Pattern

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In the run-up to tomorrow’s celebrations of China’s 60 years of the People’s Republic, player from the region’s taking on a nationalist spin.

The Shinco SK918HD is celebrating by giving the back of its shell a nice China-loving doodle. See after the break for player details and pic.


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The 4.3 inch, 8GB player is Rockchip powered, supports H.246 playback and is 720p compatible.

It’s cased in a zinc alloy metal shell, has Microsoft PlayFX for audio, picture browsing, a built-in mic, e-book reader, FM radio and up to 8GB TF card expansion.

out now in time for national day and priced at 399 yuan/around $60.


[Via imp3]


Teclast T51 is iPhone look-alike

Teclast T51 is iPhone look-alike

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While not quite as exciting as the leaked Android T58, the new Teclast T51 has started hitting shelves out East. Although this device is now hitting shelves, Teclast have managed to keep this one under wraps.


With an uncanny resemblance to Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch, the T51 features an 8GB storage capacity.


The touchscreen-capable T51 is equipped with a lengthy 3.5 inch screen displaying at a 320 by 480 pixel resolution. No word on supported file types; although, if previous Teclast players are anything to go on, we can expect the usual support - MP4, MP3, WMV etc.


Soon to hit store shelves in China, the T51 will retail for 799 yuan or around $117 (USD).




(Via PlayerBites.)

Cowon iAudio 9 Now Official

Cowon iAudio 9 Now Official


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So those rumors were true! Cowon just put up a teaser image of the iAudio 9 on their front page It has a pretty clean looking design, with a simplistic interface to match. The GUI reminds me of the iriver E100 actually, which it seems to be competing with on paper. It has a 2.0' display, a uilt-in speaker, FM tuner, and recorder, and the great codec support we've come to expect from Cowon (FLAC, OGG, APE, AVI, WMV, Xvid). It even supports AV-Out. No word on capacities, or release date yet, but we'll make sure to update you when we find out.

(Via dapreview.net : News.)

Coby PMP-3522 20 GB Portable Media Player with Touchscreen Interface for $173.99

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The Coby PMP-3522 20 GB portable media player with touchscreen interface is on offer for $173.99 over at Amazon.com. 'This is no ordinary pocket organizer and entertainment system. It has been designed to meet and satisfy awhole variety of needs as you travel through the art and science of living. It plays Audio and Video files on a large, bright, color 3.5' Touchscreen LCD. It also acts as a voice recorder. Then it also has a built-in scientific calculator. Do you seek meaning? COBY includes a 230,000 word audible English dictionary. Feeling creative? There's a built-in Paint drawing tool. Feeling challenged? There are buil-in games. Need space to store music, video and thoughts? There's a 20GB hard drive.'




(Via Portable Media Player Reviews.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

D1500-PMP

D1500-PMP

D1500-PMP


Here’s another nice looking portable media player for you to grab with decent price, the D1500-PMP from China Grabber. Coming in 8GB capacity, the player sports a large 3.5-inch 400 x 240 TFT display, an FM tuner, an e-text/e-book reader, a picture viewer, an audio recorder, three pre-loaded ‘ultra addictive’ games, a microSD card slot, a USB 2.0 interface, a 3.5mm headphone jack and supports both audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, AVI, RM and RMVB. The D1500-PMP retails for $74.99.


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(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Venus Digital Upping Specs With HD JXD1000

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Back with yet another all-in-one games system/PMP, China’s Venus Digital have upped their video support to 720p.

The HD player supports RM, RMBV, AVI and FLV video format and has TV-OUT.

All major audio formats are supported including FLAC lossless.

On the games from the JXD1000 is still pretty retro, supporting GBA, NES and stand-alone 8-32 bit downloadable games.

Another addition to this upgrade is a 5 million megapixel camera, as kindly demonstrated above.

No news on screen size but it may be the same standard 3 inches from previous models.

The 4GB model costs 399Yuan (around $60).


[Via imp3]




Qumo Vision HD PMP

Qumo Vision HD PMP

Qumo Vision HD PMP


Korean-based company, Qumo is gearing up to release another HD-capable portable media player for the Russian market namely the Qumo Vision HD. Coming in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities, these PMPs offer a 4.3-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, an FM-tuner, an FM-transmitter, a voice recorder, an image browser, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a USB 2.0 interface, a TV-out, a 3.5mm headphone jack and are capable of playing HD-quality video (720p, 1280x720 pixels) without conversion. These player also support most audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, AVI, ASF, MP4, FLV, RM and RMVB, and come with a rechargeable battery that can last up to 21 hours of audio playback or up to 6 hours of video playback. The Qumo Vision HD is scheduled to be released in October for unannounced price yet.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

More HD PMP News: Philips SA075 Joins In The Fun

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Despite info being thin on the ground, we know the SA075 has an 800 x 480 touchscreen and has HDMI output.

Even the HD capabilities are vague but considering 1080p has fast become the norm over the last few weeks, it’s probable Philips will be following suit.


[Via Slipperybrick]




iRiver N20 – world’s smallest MP3 player?

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After 3 years of design iterations, iRiver have let the cat of the bag with their newest MP3 player dubbed the iRiver N20. If you’re looking for the latest touchscreen player, look elsewhere because this baby is rumored to be screenless.


Not much is known the gadget; although, further specs are expected soon.





(Via PlayerBites.)

Gemei HD8800 Full HD PMP

Gemei HD8800 Full HD PMP

Gemei HD8800 Full HD PMP


Gemei’s HD8800 HD Portable Media Player has been released in the Chinese market. The 8GB model is priced at 699 Yuan or around $101. The player supports RVMB, AVI, FLV and MKV files in 1080p resolution. You can also connect the Gemei HD8800 to your HDTV via HDMI port.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Digital Cube i-Station E9

Digital Cube i-Station E9

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The latest in the Cube i-Station series has been released.

The E9 has a 3 inch touchscreen and supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE audio formats and AVI, RM/RMVB, FLV, WMV, 3GP, MP, DAT video formats.

The design (admittedly helped by the marketing image) looks suitably slick and also onboard is a sound recorder, FM radio, G-sensor, picture browser, e-book reader and video output.

The E9 measures 92x54x13mm, weighs 60g and has a 700mAh LI-ion battery which supports 12 hours audio and 4 hours video playback.

4GB costs around $115 and the 8GB model will set you back around $132.


[Via ClonedinChina]




Sunday, September 27, 2009

Philips Xenium K700 a PMP with Built-In Phone

Philips Xenium K700 a PMP with Built-In Phone

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Our hats off to Philips for thinking of multimedia first in the new Xenium K700. The phone is off the beaten path compared to the iPhone and its myriad clones, Palm Pre and new Android phones. The Philips Xenium K700 is not a smartphone and non-SD card users may be disappointed by the lack internal memory (a paltry 48 MB to save all your contacts), but you may like the inclusion of its own GPU and the fact that it has a 2.8-inch 400 x 280 touchscreen that takes up most of the front. There’s Bluetooth and a 3.2 MP camera. Pricing and availability unknown.


I have to say of all the Xenium phones so far, I’m most interested in the K700.




(Via PMP Today.)

RAmos unleash a mass of new players

RAmos unleash a mass of new players

Well its the 25th today and we were awaiting the official announcement from RAmos on their new Andrioid based PMP. Well it was announced to be sure but what we were not expecting was the announcement of several other models as well


The Android will be known as the W7 and based on the Rockchip RK2808 chip -  see here,  but along with this we get ..


T11TE - Telechips version of the T11 player (In which there are 2 other version already out one still hot on the shelves!!)



WE also have the


T9HD (an update on the T9 rockchip player)



The ‘Family friendly’ T7



and finally the T6, based on the sc6800 chip???



Well, did you get all that, its alot aint it, personally we think its too much, especially since we are currently seeing several new players announced every week from China, not to mention all the new MID players that just about every Chinese PMP maker has announced. It is now the official run up to Christmas now so we expect to see an influx of new products but this is worse than ever, and for the already weary punter the choice of what to get just go even harder




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Centon 4GB Craze MP3 Player

Centon 4GB Craze MP3 Player

Centon 4GB Craze MP3 Player


Featuring an integrated USB connector, the Centon 4GB Craze MP3 Player not only functions as a regular music player but it also doubles as a flash drive for storing your data. This compact player also integrates an FM radio, a voice recorder and supports both multiple formats as well as bit rates. The Centon 4GB Craze MP3 Player retails for only $28.50.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Upcoming Samsung Yepp AMOLED M1 Touchscreen PMP

Upcoming Samsung Yepp AMOLED M1 Touchscreen PMP

Upcoming Samsung Yepp AMOLED M1 Touchscreen PMP


Samsung Korea will release the YP-M1 Touchscreen PMP in the near future. The gadget boasts a 3.3-inch wide AMOLED touchscreen with an nVidia Tegra chipset for HD video playback, Samsung’s DNSe 3.0 technology, T-DMB, an FM radio, a dictionary function and a stereo speaker. Available in black and white, the media player also compatible with most of famous multimedia formats including MPEG4, XviD, H.264, MP3, and WMV. The 8GB model will retail for 299,000 Won ($252). Samsung will also release a 16GB and a 32GB models in the near future.

[Via Korea Times]


Teclast X16 MP3 Player

Teclast X16 MP3 Player

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Looking quite domino/Nationite OS-72HR remote control-like, the Teclast X16 is a small and simple, budget DAP.

It carries 2GB or 4GB of music and has a 1 inch 128 x 64 resolution screen for navigation and lyric display.

The X16 also has 15 hours of battery life, 7 EQ modes, a recorder (up to 76 hours) and a host of playback functions.

A compromise for its utilitarian looks is the 99RMB/$15 price tag for the 2GB model.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Ramos W7 HD Android MID - Full-View First Look!

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With the official unveiling still going on in Shenzhen, China, here’s the first look at the images coming out of that - the RAmos W7.

The much anticipated Android MID and 1080p PMP is still thin on concrete tech-specs but the above pic’s pretty revealing in how it’s looking.

More news as and when it comes in.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Onda - new VX585 HD 1080i/720P player

Yep, they just keep-on-a-comin - another new release from Onda this time we have a smaller 4.3″ screen as opposed to the bigger 5″ screen of the similar performing VX575 player


Nothing spectacular here its basically the same player as the VX575 and same as players from other companies that are using the same core chip to power this thing





(Via iMP3.)

Sylvania 2GB Sport Style MP3 Player

Sylvania 2GB Sport Style MP3 Player


Take your music to the gym with this ultra-portable 2GB Sport Style MP3 player from Sylvania. Featuring a rubber finish, this compact player offers a bright LCD display with 7 colors backlight, a 2GB of storage, a voice recorder and supports both MP3 and WMA audio formats. What’s more, it also functions as an ordinary USB flash drive, so you can just drag and drop for easy transfer. The Sylvania 2GB Sport Style MP3 Player retails for just $19.99.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SmartDevices SmartQ 1080p HD MID

SmartDevices SmartQ 1080p HD MID

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More info is trickling through on the V Series SmartQ HD MID.

The device pictured here will support 1080p video playback, as well as 1080p HDMI output.

V Series models will also be able to run Ubintu and WinCE 6.0, as well as Android.

It carries a 600MHz processor, 256MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB flash storage, SD slot that supports up to 32GB of memory and a USB OTG port.


[Via ClonedinChina]




Newsmy NUNU SuperCard+ PMP

Newsmy NUNU SuperCard+ PMP

Newsmy NUNU SuperCard+ PMP


Here’s another affordable super slim PMP from a Chinese-based company Newsmy, the NUNU SuperCard+. Measuring only 6.5mm thick, the player offers a 2.4-inch 240 x 320 TFT color screen, a 4GB of storage, an e-book reader, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a USB 2.0 interface and supports both audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, RM, RMVB and AVI. The NUNU SuperCard retails for $64.18.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Teclast T58 portable media player

Teclast T58 portable media player

Teclast T58 portable media player


Teclast is back under the limelight yet again with a new portable media player known as the T58. This will see Rockchip’s RK2808 chipset working within to offer you decent performance on-the-go, where you can also access wireless hotspot thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity. The user interface will take advantage of its touchscreen display which is capable of handling 720p video playback. Among the supported codecs include H.264, RMVB, MPEG-4, AVS and WMV9. Expect the Teclast T58 to retail for around $147 when released, although we have on idea when that would be. Hopefully it'll come with a built-in memory card slot for future expansion.



(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Newman join the 1080P bandwagon

Newman join the 1080P bandwagon


Well for the last week its been the trend to announce a payer touting 1080P full HD, and Newman are not about to miss out, but this one may have a few extras beyond the others. The article claims that the device will be using the WinCE 6.0 OS, giving this player the ability to load third party apps. The normal bout of promises are also there, full H.264 and RMVB support, remote control, an essay of music and video formats. OTG is promised as well as PDF and MS Office formats will be supported.


Another nice feature touted is the AV-in video recording, with Newman claiming it will be able to record full 720P quality to the device, not sure how much you would get on a device like this as its flash based and so limited space may make this feature somewhat redundant.


Other quick specs are a 5″ LTPS screen, remote control, HDMI port




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Egoman iKaRa i600 PMP is your own Portable Karaoke

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The KTV lifestyle is as popular as ever in Asia, at least Egoman thinks so. Their new iKaRa i600 PMP has a Karaoke feature that I’m sure would delight your fellow commuters on the train and on the bus. If the iKaRa i600 were allowed by airlines, I’d definitely think about being an international tramp.


Specs of the iKaRa i600:


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  • 2.4-inch 320 x 240 screen

  • OK Karaoke singing feature includes mic mixing, echo control, channel control, etc.

  • Video support: RM, RMVB, AVI, WMV, VOB, MOV, FLV,

  • Music support: MP3, ASF, WMA, WAV, OGG

  • 2GB for 199 yuan or $29


  • colors: milky white, black whirlwind, bright orange and bordeaux




(Via PMP Today.)

Chuwi new HD 1080P P7

Chuwi new HD 1080P P7 video demo


This is a video demo of the new P7 from chuwi playing full 1080P, files including?H.264 encoding (High Profile), 1080P Full HD MKV based files


The?author?of the article claims all was well and smooth during playback and there are some hefty video clips being demonstrated here, anyway, have a?look?at the link, its just a quick demo but we are gonna see alot of these as all companies are scrabbling to release their full on HD 1080P players within the next few weeks




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Aiwa Aihua AW930 is PMP not a baby monitor

AIWA Aihua AW930


AIWA AW930


Sony’s subsidiary, Aiwa, has announced it latest media player that some might just mistake as the latest baby monitor technology. It’s the Aiwa Aihua AW930 nicknamed ‘TV baby’ for its TV tuning capabilities.


This unsightly piece of equipment packs a 3.5-inch TFT displaying at a meager 320x240 pixel resolution; pixelation anyone?  File support is admiral with support for MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC audio formats and RM, RMVB, AVI, and FLV video formats.


Additional features include photo viewing capabilities, an FM radio, and an e-book reader.


Available in a 4GB storage capacity, the player features an accompanying SD expansion slot.  While we’re thankful that we won’t be expecting a Stateside release, the AW930 will retail for 499 yuan (~$73 USD) with an undisclosed release date.



(Via PlayerBites.)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Teclast X21 MP3 Player

Teclast X21 MP3 Player

Teclast X21 MP3 Player


Fashionable yet ultra-portable is what this Teclast X21 MP3 player offers you. Measuring only 60mm x 36mm x 8.2mm, this lighter-sized device features a 1.0-inch dual color OLED screen, unique slide touch buttons, a 2G of storage, a voice recorder, an e-book reader and supports MP3, WMA, WAV, APE as well as ELAC audio formats. It also comes with a USB 2.0 interface, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a rechargeable battery that can last up to 10 hours of audio playback. The Teclast X21 will set you back $29.41.

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

Sigo Song Si S10 - The World’s Smallest 3″ PMP?

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Well they say so. After their senses-assaulting array of multicolour players, Sigo have gone back to basics with the Song Si S10 and focused making a slim and simple PMP.

Measuring 82mm x 49.5mm x 10.5mm (or 42.6 cubic centimeters if you’d prefer) the player is housed in a plastic shell that should make it pretty light as well.

Unfortunately Sigo have been so preoccupied with saying how small and white it is that they’ve ommited any technical or pricing details.

What we do know is that it supports MP3 and MP4 so you can definately listen to music an watch videos but on what chip or whether the UI is as slick and simple as the player is at the moment a mystery.


[Via imp3]




Newsmy A16HD portable media player

Newsmy A16HD portable media player

Newsmy A16HD portable media player


Newsmy of China has rolled out another portable media player that joins the ranks of those which offer 1080i output support, and the A16HD fits the bill nicely. It will also feature 720p video recording capability through an AV-In function. Powered by the Windows CE 5.0 operating system, the A16HD will come with a 5' display at 800 x 400 resolution, boast support for RM/RMVB, AVI, FLV, MP4, VOB, MOV, 3GP, MPG, DAT or MKV videos and carry 16GB of internal memory. You can expect the Newsmy A16HD to retail for $150 a pop. No idea on whether it will be exported elsewhere or not.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

MSI MT-V656 portable media player

MSI MT-V656 portable media player

MSI MT-V656 portable media player


MSI has just rolled out a portable media player known as the MSI MT-V656, where it will come in a metal chassis complete with the following to keep you entertained while you're on the move :-




  • 3' display

  • HD video playback support

  • Support includes MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE, ACC, OGG, M4A, MPEG-4, XviD, DivX and WMV formats

  • Image viewer

  • TV out

  • Integrated FM radio

  • E-book reader

  • Digital voice recorder

No idea on whether the device is touchscreen capable or not, but we do know that it comes with 4GB internal memory that can be further augmented thanks to a memory card slot. It will retail for around $42 after conversion, which is pretty good value considering what you get within.


(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

oops! - Now this is the real Teclast T56

oops! - Now this is the real Teclast T56

Even the best make errors so this is a correction to the post below about the new Teclast T56 media player. Normally we would just change the image but, seeing as several other blogs have now picked up this news, its better this way, then we can all correct our ‘copy and mistakes’


This is an image of the real Teclast T56 player



Also there was rumor about Nationite branding this - so far this has not been confirmed in any way



(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

More Metal - KSD G9 PMP

More Metal - KSD G9 PMP

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Carrying on their metallic theme KSD have announced their G9 - a 4.8 inch player that’s slimmer than their G6 and has 720p support.

Almost every audio and video format is supported, including RMVB, RM, AVI, FLV, and APE / FLAC lossless audio formats and it has 10M bit stream HD video playback.

Audio is powered by PlayFX and has a variety of EQ modes.

It also includes SD card expansion, FM radio, e-book reader and photo browsing.

As yet there’s no word on capacity or price.


[Via imp3]


Teclast Hit Full HD With The T56

Teclast Hit Full HD With The T56

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News is just out on the Teclast T56, their first player to offer 1080P Full HD output via HDMI.

It supports all formats and can play back at 2.0736 million pixels (just over twice as much as standard 720P).

The player itself has a 5 inch, 16 million colour 800 x 480 LED display and comes equipt with a second generation USB-OTG 2.0 memory expansion port, a camera, GPS and a whole host more.

Capacity and price are TBA but if it delivers, the T56 could be a gem.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Zune HD unboxing and hands-on

Zune HD unboxing and hands-on

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The Zune HD is soon to be officially out on the streets, and we've got the official Engadget hands-on / unboxing. Now, we were excited as all get-out to wrap our paws around the Tegra-powered PMP, but some of that luster has worn off since popping this baby out of its extremely attractive packaging. Why is that, you ask? Well, Microsoft decided to hold on loading up any usable software until the new Zunes were out to market. What that means is that we have yet to do any serious testing with the new device -- despite having the gem sitting right here. We can tell you that the Zune HD is most definitely a thing of beauty as far as gadget standards are concerned, and while the only media we've been able to enjoy is the big M's demo video, we have been marveling at the clarity and crispness of that OLED display.



Obviously we've got a proper review coming soon, but we take this stuff pretty seriously and don't like to offer our opinion till we've spent some quality time with a device. You can expect a look at both the music and media playback capabilities of the ZHD, as well as the new Zune integration into Xbox Live, Windows Media Center, and all other kinds of connected-world goodness. Till then, feast your eyes on the galleries below, and quietly curse Microsoft for handing us a neutered Zune.



Update: As a commenter points out below, these devices are being sold to end users in the same condition our unit is in -- namely, without any real functioning software. It's a pretty unusual move for a company like Microsoft to put devices into the hands of consumers with no functionality at all, but it seems the Zune team was cranking till the last minute. Let's hope all the hard work pays off!





(Via Engadget Audio.)