Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cube B39HDS: Cheap 768p

Cube B39HDS: Cheap 768p


Cube are releasing another model, a 4.3-inch budget player that is capable of 768p video decoding, which means it easily passes the 720p orthodoxy (1280x720), indicating it uses the Sochip SC8600 chip, also known as the Boxchip F16. The player is otherwise your standard and fairly powerful affair, with impressive file format support (MKV, WMV, MPG, MP4, AVI, FLV, RMVB, VOB etc.). All in all, a typical entry but expected to be very cheap. Probably aimed at students.

via imp3

Sinotech: 7-Incher With Android 2.1


This Sinotech MID/tablet is powered by the Telechips TCC8902 chip clocked at 800MHz; it features a 7-inch 800xz480 resistive touchscreen; it’s runs on the Google Android OS version 2.1. This device is capable of 1080p video decoding - impressive when compared with its direct competitor: the Rockchip RK2808 powered Apad. All in all, the Sinotech MID is a solid offering into the saturated market.

(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Onda VX373 HD-Capable PMP Now In White

Onda has unleashed the white version of their newly launched VX373 HD-Capable PMP. Just like the black version, this new white version also comes with a 3.0-inch 400 x 240 display, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, a photo browser, an e-book reader, a TV-output, a USB interface and supports 720p HD video playback. The Onda VX373 White (4GB model) sells for 199 Yuan (about $29). [Onda]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

iMedia HD MP4 Player

iMedia HD MP4 Player

Enjoy HD movies, music, and e-book reading on the go with the iMedia HD MP4 player. The gadget comes jam packed with a large 4.3-inch display screen, a high-definition 720p video playback (for AVI and RMVB files), and a wide range supported file formats such as AVI, RMVB, WMV, MPEG, ASF, DAT, VOB, MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, etc. The iMedia MP4 player also features an FM radio, an 8GB of internal memory, a micro SD card slot (up to 8GB), a voice recorder and an AV out. If you want one, you can purchase the iMedia HD MP4 player for $74.71 a pop. [Chinavasion]

New Cube H500HDS: Boxchip F16 w/ PDF Reading


Cube have released a new player hot on the heels of their recent entries, the H500FHD and the B33HD. This newest model, the H500HDS, is a 1080p capable player that’s being marketed as being affordable more so than brutally powerful (though 1080p is nothing to scoff at). The H500HDS sports a 5-inch screen and is powered by the Boxchip F16 AKA Sochip SC8600. The SC8600 chip originally was only a 720p capable chip but that boundary seems to have been breached as quite a few players have the SC8600 and are able to playback 1080p video. The standard file formats are supported (eg. MKV, AVI, RM/RMVB, MPG, MP4, VOB etc.). The player also has PDF reading capability - something we’ve seen in SC9800 chips but not so much in SC8600 ones, has OTG support and comes in 4GB flavour.

(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Bmorn BM-999 Get’s Minor Aesthetic Upgrade


You remember Raz’s post about the pre-production BM-999 that Bmorn were kind enough to send him. Well the BM-999 has been officially ‘debuted’ and we are treated to some minor cosmetic changes that really do make this MID stand out. Those changes you can clearly see in the red. This MID (or is it a tablet?) sports an 8.9-inch 1024x600 screen. We could call it either an MID or a tablet, but the high resolution screen really does look grand, seriously throwing the hardware-spec-wise comparable APad out of the ring. The BM-999 is also powered by the Rockchip Rk2808 chip, which means that it doesn’t boast the raw power that we’ve seen in other large pads, but with some firmware customization the device can certainly run Android smoothly. It will, however, only be running Android 1.5.

Other features of the tablet:

  • HDMI/Component/Composite Video out

  • Responsive touchscreen (more so than what comes on the aPad)

  • Viewing stand on the back of the player

  • Accelerometer

  • Front facing 1.3MP camera (was no on the unit i had but will be on final production version)

  • Microsd slot

  • Internal memory of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB.

As Raz put it: ‘Overall the Bmorn BM8999 is very promising, the overall quality far exceeds that of the generic RK2808 tablets and the large screen makes it really nice for web browsing and emailing, which is what most people generally have liked from other RK2808 tablets.’

(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

iriver story "Touch Edition" revealed

It looks like iriver has a touching new story to tell. Terrible puns aside, IriverFans has a nice collection of photos and information about the iriver Story 'Touch Edition'. The upcoming e-reader looks rather compact, replacing the original story's keyboard for a touchscreen E-ink display. There isn't a lot that separates it from the nooks and crannies Kindles released to date, but it does have support for OGG, as well as some MS Office formats.

iriver story Touch Edition Features

  • Display: 6.0' e-ink Touchscreen (600 x 800 resolution)
  • Capacity: 2GB internal, plus SDHC expansion (up to 32GB)
  • E-book support: E-Pub, PDF, TXT, FB2, DJVU, CBZ
  • Office support: DOCS, PPT, XLS, HWP
  • Audio support: MP3, WMA, and OGG/Voice Recorder
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 162.8mm x 9.5mm

Like the previous Story, this new model will likely be exclusive to the Korean market.

(Via : News.)



ONN (Owen) has recently released another Full HD PMP ‘V11′ for the Chinese market. The player is equipped with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 display, a 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an e-book reader and supports 1280p Full HD video playback. The ONN V11 is now available in China for a retail price of 399 Yuan (about $59).

(Via The Apple iPod and MP3 Players Blog.)

G6Touch 7-Inch PMP / E-Reader

G6Touch 7-Inch PMP / E-Reader


This G6Touch is being marketed as an e-reader but is capable of so much more. It looks like an APad, with its 7-inch 800x480 screen, but it is powered by the Chinachip CC1800 chip, meaning this bad boy is not only capable of PDF reading, but also of full 1080p video playback. However, the e-book reading feature seems to the the one being pushed the most, with file format support of PDF, CHM, PDB, EPUB, HTM, UMD etc. (though the video playback file format support is just as extensive and standard, eg. MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG etc.). The device also has a text-to-speech feature. Not sure if this device has a gravity sensor.

Quite frankly, this is far too powerful to be thought of as only an e-book reader. It is also very evidently a PMP, capable of 1080p video playback which puts it in league with all the other big boys. It’s a shame this wasn’t an MID, though, as it would have surely trumped the major competitor in its size range: the APad.

(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)