Time is slipping away for it to meet its promised September debut, but Philip’s Android-based GoGear Connect handheld / PMP is now available for pre-order from at least one online retailer (J&R). It’ll run you $170 for the 8GB model and an even $200 for 16GB (both a slight discount off the list price), each of which come equipped with a 3.2-inch display, WiFi connectivity, built-in speakers, a microSD card slot for additional storage, and Android 2.3 with access to Android Market. Unfortunately, there’s still no indication of an exact ship date, but we’re guessing you won’t have to wait too much longer if you decide to take the plunge.
Philips’ Android-based GoGear Connect PMP now available for pre-order originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s been a while since we last saw Philip’s GoGear Connect PMP, and in the meantime it’s acquired a new look and a new flavor of Android. The new GoGear has gone from white to black, lost its trackball in favor of a capacitive touchscreen display, and exchanged the lowly Android 2.1 for Gingerbread. Like its competition from Samsung, the device also has access to the Android Market and all those apps that lesser PMPs lack. After getting some quality time with a prototype of the new device, we found the copper-colored buttons and speaker grill running along its right side to form an intriguing design, but the overall fit and finish — not to mention the lack of a backlight for the screen — demonstrated that it wasn’t quite ready for primetime. Luckily, there’s plenty of time to work out the kinks, as Philips has pegged a September debut for the 8GB and 16GB versions (at $179 and to-be-determined price points, respectively), and promised a 32GB iteration will come later. PR after the break.
Continue reading Philips GoGear Connect gets Gingerbread and some new threads, we go hands-on
Philips GoGear Connect gets Gingerbread and some new threads, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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