Zune HD heads to UK, Apple contrarians rejoice
Microsoft's much-lauded Zune HD is finally officially coming the UK. The Zune has had a turblent life so far but has still managed to gain a loyal following, and not without reason the Zune HD is to come sporting a…
Samsung YP-Q3 media player revealed ahead of expected iPod Nano launch
Samsung have revealed details of a snazzy new personal media player, the YP-Q3. Featuring wide-ranging file format support, including playback of H.264 and XviD videos and OGG and MP3 songs, it'll be more-or less compatible with anything you throw at…
Sony S-Series Walkmans to get limited edition Disney branding
Hmm, not so sure about this lot, Sony. I've always quietly coveted your S640 and S740 S-Series Walkmans with their 2-inch LCDs, 720×480 TV-out and quality MDR-EX300SL earbuds with noise cancellation tech. But these Japan-only Mickey and Minnie mouse engraved…
Philips launch HD compatible version of Muse PMP
While we sit patiently waiting for the Zune HD to hit our shores, it looks like Philips are about to sneak around the back and pop a sweet 720p outputting PMP under our noses. The old Muse has undergone a…
CES 2010: Final Thoughts
The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…
CES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up
Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola…
CES 2010: Is the Viliv P3 the underdog tablet to look out for?
With all the buzz sorrounding the HP Slate and the Dell Streak, this one almost fell under the radar. But the Viliv P3 tablet is shaping up to be a very impressive underdog. First up, it's got a pretty impressive…
CES 2010: Sony NW-A845 Walkman finally gets European release
Sony's super-slim, super sexy NW-A845 Walkman has been wowing music lovers in Japan for some time now, and now Sony are finally unleashing the flagship PMP upon European audiences. Measuring just 7.2mm thick, the music player features a 2.8 inch…
Viewsonic unveils MovieBook media players
ViewSonic has introduced two brand new palm-sized media players, the MovieBook VPD500 and VPD400. Capable of supporting a variety of file formats, they boast 4.3 inch and 5 inch TFT screens for portable entertainment.
Features include 800 x 480 LCD panels, 720p video output, 8Gb of built in memory and a micro SD card slot for memory expansion, the players are compatible with several audio and video formats, including AVI, RMVB, FLV, MP3, WMA and WAV, APE and FLAC.
Weighing as little as 134g (VPD400), the portable players are designed to fit in the palm of the hand. Viewsonic claims that the devices can play up to four hours of video content or fifteen hours of music (display off) with one charge. The ViewSonic MovieBook VPD400 and VPD500 will be available in October with estimated street prices of £105 and £115 respectively.
Archos 9 Windows 7-based mini PC out in September
Queston: When does a media tablet become a mini PC?
Answer: When it’s an Archos 9.
Another year, another two inches and a Windows 7 platform for everyone’s favourite PMP. The Archos 9 sounds more like a netbook with its Intel Atom Z515 800/1200Mz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB HDD and other assorted capped up letters. In fact, it basically is, minus the keyboard.
Word has it the 8.9″ display is multi-touch with a nice new Li-polymer battery for maximum power efficiency. Connectivity-wise it’s got all you could need with 3G, ‘tooth 2.1, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and the whole thing weighs under 800g; stereo speakers, a VGA out and 1.3-megapixel webcam and that’s about your lot.
It should be available early autumn for 500€. Not cheap but then these things never are.
UPDATE: Just received the official on this and it also has a DVB-T tuner and will be followed by a 12″ version in 2010.
Archos (via UMPC portal)
Archos 7 preview: