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Samsung’s phone division now also in charge of PMPs, Galaxy Player coming in Q2 2011


Yes, CES 2011 will be graced by the presence of Samsung’s new 4-inch Galaxy Player, but our pockets, it would seem, might have to wait for it quite a bit longer. The Wall Street Journal today reports that, while Samsung intends to roll out the new Android PMP in its home market of Korea shortly after CES next week, the rest of the world is unlikely to be able to buy it until “the April to June period.” Aside from its lack of phone functionality and a Super AMOLED panel, the new Galaxy Player is an almost identical replica of the company’s wildly successful Galaxy S smartphone, which apparently has been no accident. The WSJ also lets us in on the knowledge that Samsung’s phone division has taken over responsibility for building and selling its portable media player range, hence why we’re now seeing such major overlaps between the two categories — something that might very well continue into the future.

New SmartDevices SmartQ V3 MID 1080P Player with 3G and HDMI & OTG


SmartDevices SmartQ V3 MID 1080P Player with 3G and HDMI & OTG Functions

SmartDevices SmartQ V3 MID 1080P Player comes with a 4.3 inch Resistance touch screen, 800×480 pixels. Supports WiFi (802.11 b/g) and 3Gconnections, powered by 2000mAH li-ion battery. 2GB memory onboard, supports SD/SDHC max to 32GB. Most important, it comes with 1080p HDMI output and OTG interfaces. Pre-installed Android2.1 and Ubuntu Linux operation systems.

Product page:

SmartQ V3 MID Player Main Features:

  • 4.3 inch Resistance touch screen, 800×480 pixels
  • Pre-installed Android2.1 and Ubuntu Linux OS
  • Processor: ARM11 processor with 3D Graphics accelerator
  • 2GB flash memory onboard, support max up to 32GB SD/SDHC memory card to expand its capacity
  • Multimedia playback: multiple 1080p video playback; TXT、PDF、HTML、CHM、RTF files e-book reading; Music playback; JPEG、GIF、PNG、BMP pictures browse
  • Powerful office: DOC、OpenOffice、RTF、HTML、TXT and Excel edit
  • HDMI, OTG interfaces
  • Powered by 2000mAH li-ion battery built in

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Cowon J3 ships to America, we go hands-on


Nary two full months after we first caught wind of Cowon’s dainty (albeit super sexy) J3 portable media player, the award-winning device has both gone on sale and arrived on our doorstep (along with a few others, according to a few jovial tipsters). As of today, prospective consumers in the US can order one for $199.99 (8GB) or $239.99 (16GB), both of which have microSD slots for capacity expansion. Per usual, Cowon’s packaging here was nothing short of delightful, and the 3.3-inch AMOLED display struck us just as the S9 did oh-so-many months ago. Unlike the larger V5 we reviewed back in March, we greatly appreciated the capacitive nature of this touch panel, and finger presses were accurately and immediately recognized. The user interface was also far more streamlined, and whizzing about from area to area was no issue.


Archos 7 Home Tablet (and PMPs) hands-on


Why hello there, Archos. My, what nice Android you have there. Tucked away in a little booth at CeBIT, the PMP maker was showcasing its latest 7-inch Home Tablet. Unfortunately, it was pretty barebones as far as content goes, but the vanilla Android 1.6 was running smooth, and if company precedence indicates anything, the video playback is still fairly solid. The selling point here, really, is a decent screen and that $200 or so price tag. No dice on espying Archos 8, though; we’ve passed by the company’s booth twice now, and both times it had yet to be sent to the show floor. Instead, on hand were the A14VG and AV15VS, but there isn’t a lot to say about music players with the same feature set you’d find in PMPs sold at grocery stores — there’s definitely a market, but it’s targeted at your wallet more than your desire for cutting edge goods. Video of Archos 7 after the break.

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