Here’s the latest scoop on Microsoft’s upcoming “iPod-killer” (codenamed “Zune”): it will come in a 30GB model and have the “same pricing, look and feel as the 60GB iPod.” Other rumored specs include a 400-MHz processor, Wi-Fi, and a built-in satellite radio tuner (Siruis, XM, etc.). Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. [via engadget]
Available in red, sky blue, silver, or green colors, the “Ubina” is a handheld T-DMB player that boasts a 3.6-inch display, car-docking station, and up to 5 hours battery life on a full charge (lithium-ion battery). Best of all, it’s affordably priced at $175USD. No word yet on availability. [via AVing]
Klegg has just unveiled a new upgraded Mini V12 digital media player. It now comes in 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB capacities and features Bluetooth support. Supported media formats include, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4, WMV, DiVX, and AVI. Unfortunately, the screen is still a tiny 1.8-inches. Prices start at $100 — available soon. [via Gizmodo]
DAPReview gives us a hands-on look at Meizu’s M6 Mini Player. Just a quick refresher, this player sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 1GB ($139) – 4GB ($219) of memory, video playback, SRS 2.0 sound enhancement, OGG support, 20 hour battery life for music playback, and supposedly dual processing chips. Video after the jump. [via Gizmodo – DAPReview]
The ARA K-60 may be small (4.5 x 3 x 0.8-inch), but it still manages to pack plenty of features, including a 960 x 240 3-inch TFT-LCD display, A/V-out, and a DVB-T television tuner. One potential negative, you’ll only get around 3 hours of continuous viewing on a full charge (polymer battery). No word yet on pricing and availability.
It boost a 350 nits of brightness, contract ratio of 300:1, 110-degree of angle visibility and frequency range of 470 – 862MHz (UHF). The unit can also support moderate mobility, between 40-80km per hour
Available in 128MB-2GB capacities, the Multiunit MPF334 features a 1.8-inch TFT display, FM tuner/recorder, multi-EQ modes, built-in microphone, multi-language support, e-book viewer, and USB 2.0 connectivity. Supported formats include, MP3, WAV, WMA/DRM 10, MPEG-4, and JPEG. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. [via DAPReview]
Powered by Windows Portable Media Center, the S30 boasts a 240 x 320 2.4-inch QVGA display, an FM tuner, AV output, and compatibility with Vongo‘s new digital video subscription/download service. It supports WMV, DivX, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA/WMA Lossless, and JPEG formats. Here’s what DAPReview has to say:
While the S Series has a fantastic GUI, great controls, and is terrificly stylish, it has miserably battery life and simply lacks any sort of recording features along with minimal codec support. This all makes it really hard to give it a score. Yes, the S series is indeed lackluster for many DAP-enthusiasts, especially on this site, but I cannot ignore how terrific the S series is for its target audience: iPod users
MSI puts all the extras into the D310, including a DVB-T tuner for digital broadcasts and a vibrant 4.2-inch TFT-LCD display. Plus, you’ll also get an SD/MMC card slot, MPEG-4 playback, Electronic Program Guide (EPG), a music player, photo viewer, and multi-language support. No word yet on pricing and availability, [via AVing]
Ainol expands its digital media player line with the V60, which features a 1.8-inch screen, 512MB/1GB of memory, FM tuner, USB 2.0 connectivity, and support for a host of audio/video formats. On a full charge, you’ll get approx. 10 hours (video)/20 hours (music) of continuous playback. The V60 is available now in China, pricing has not yet been confirmed. [via iMP3]
CNet got their hands on Toshiba’s GigaBeat S, the first digital media player to give the iPod a run for its money. The S30 (30GB) and S60 (60GB) were first announced during Bill Gate’s keynote presentation at CES 2006 — powered by Windows Portable Media Center. Boasting a 240 x 320 resolution 2.4″ QVGA display, the new “S” series makes everything from pictures to your favorite movies look bright and crisp. Also included are an FM tuner, AV output, and compatibility with Vongo‘s new digital video subscription/download service. The players will support WMV, DivX, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA/WMA Lossless, and JPEG formats. .This is what they had to say:
Many prospective MP3/PVP buyers have been waiting patiently for this compact, easy-to-use, one-stop shop for media files–looks like the Toshiba Gigabeat S was worth the wait.