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Philips GoGear SA9200

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 8th, September 2006

Philips is pleased to announce the birth of a baby music player - the tiny GoGear SA9200. Just 9cm long and weighing only 48g, 2GB SA9200 is able to store up to 500 MP3 or 1000 WMA music files, or up to 560 photos accessed via Philips’ unique touch-sensitive screen interface. Offering a great combination of features, functions and looks, the jewel-like SA9200 is ultra-pocketable, shockproof and beautiful to look at, thanks to its stylish black onyx-finish casing. Like its bigger brothers in the Philips GoGear family, the SA9200 features Philips’ totally unique backlit sensory touchpad for control of functions, and the acclaimed SuperScroll system for precise navigation.

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Toshiba Gigabeat V media player

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 7th, September 2006

Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., announced today the new MEV30K V Series portable media player - the latest addition to its gigabeat line. Adding to the already popular gigabeat S Series portable media players, the V Series features a larger viewing screen and extended battery life for the ultimate portable video experience. The V Series features a 3.5" (diagonally measured) TFT LCD display, a built-in speaker and utilizes Microsoft's Portable Media Center Version 2.0 software. "The new gigabeat V Series is designed for those who enjoy watching digital video on the go," said Yoshi Uchiyama, Group Vice President of Toshiba's Digital A/V Group. The new gigabeat V Series will sell for $ 399.99.

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Kingston K-PEX personal media player

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

Kingston Technology, leader in memory products, today announced its new line of Personal Media Players (PMPs). With its highly stylized design and ultra-slim form factor, K-PEX (Kingston Personal Entertainment experience) allows users to watch videos, listen to music, play video games and store/view photographs. The Kingston K-PEX media player is currently available in the North America, Latin America and Asia/Pacific Rim. With the launch of K-PEX, Kingston is leveraging its 18-year leadership position in the memory module market to bring new Portable Media Player technologies to market. Kingston’s K-PEX personal player will be available with embedded memory capacities of 1 GB and 2 GB.

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X-Micro MP4 F610 music video player

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 26th, August 2006

XMicro Technology unveiled its new MP4 F610 music video player. This sleek new player features a brilliant full-color display for viewing music videos and photos. F610 also plays MP3/WMA music files, tunes in FM radio and also has good recording function. Best of all, the design of F610 makes it super easy to carry with you. It can slip right into your pocket with its curvy shape and aesthetic contours. The most eye-catching feature of F610 is a vivid full-color 262,000 OLED video display. Its brilliance and color intensity make images appear larger and more lifelike than seems possible for a 1.5 inch 128 x 128 screen. The vibrant color screen offers a wider viewing angle up to 140 degrees.

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SanDisk Sansa e280 8GB

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 22nd, August 2006

SanDisk unveiled the world's largest capacity flash-based MP3 player, the 8-gigabyte (GB) Sansa e280 that boasts award-winning audio, photo viewing and video clip playback capabilities. Priced at $249.99 (MSRP), the e280 is the latest evolution of SanDisk's flagship e200 series. The 8GB device sports a microSD expansion slot allowing expansion to 10GB of music or 2,500 songs - with an optional SanDisk 2GB microSD card, making it the largest capacity flash-based MP3 player on the market.

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Microsoft Zune

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Saturday 12th, August 2006

According to an article at TWICE we soon may expect official information about the rumored answer of Microsoft on the ongoing success of the Apple iPod strategy. Ami Gilroy, editor at TWICE, claims "Microsoft is in the process of unveiling its line of Microsoft Zune portable digital audio players" to its retailers. The Microsoft Zune MP3 player supposes to incorporate a 30GB hard drive and a LCD monitor larger than its Apple rival. Additionally it is also expected that the Microsoft Zune audio player is capable of transferring its data via Wi-Fi connection. Pricing of the Zune media player would be $299 and available in three colors. Although the information is at this moment not official, it is interesting.

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U2 edition Apple iPod MP3 player

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Sunday 11th, June 2006

Apple today introduced the new iPod U2 Special Edition, U2 and Universal Music Group. The new U2 iPod is based on the fifth generation 30GB iPod and holds up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 photos or over 75 hours of video and features a distinctive, all-black stainless steel enclosure, red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures. U2 iPod customers will also receive 30 minutes of exclusive U2 video downloadable from the iTunes Music Store. “We’re thrilled to continue working with one of the greatest bands in the world to bring U2 fans a special edition of the world’s best digital music player,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod Product Marketing.

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If there is one segment of today’s consumer and business electronic devices that is changing, then it is the mobile phone. It has already changed our way of communications, the way we do business or stay in touch with our friends and family. Of course the integration of social media platforms increases the hours spend with a mobile device like today’s smartphone. And the integration of editing software for mobile imaging makes the camera in a smartphone to become a more enjoyable and interesting one. Shooting a shot, and having access to a variety of accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr gives a mobile imaging photographer a worldwide platform where he can show his work of art or just his snap shots. And let us not forget the very successful online platform from Apple; the App store. A platform where developers meet the consumer and a powerful marketing and communication tool for all. The Apple store is the most successful one, others follow or are already active. Photokina 2010 will share the latest mobile imaging news with you, live from Germany!