Topic / MP3 Players

Samsung to bring out Android version of an iPod touch

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Samsung is looking to be a bit more like Apple with the Android OS with its new product joining its lineup of Android tablets and Android mobile phones – yes, it is an Android ‘iPod touch’-esque device that runs the full OS with slight modifications that make it pretty useless to call someone. Called the Galaxy Player, the device runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a 4-inch screen […]

Sony Walkman goes sport-focused with new players

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Breaking away from the classic iPods, Sony’s Walkman brand still has some place to grow – and that is in MP3 players designed for sport, with the announcement of the B Series and W Series line of MP3 players. The B Series features a new metallic design and offers an intuitive UI with its LED screen. It also includes ZAPPIN, Sony’s own take on Apple VoiceOver, except that it plays […]

Viliv HD5 leaked – packs 32GB of storage, uses Windows CE as OS?

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Companies are pushing their products before CES starts; and Viliv has decided to follow in the same footsteps. The Viliv HD5 is a PMP (Portable Media Player) with a 5-inch touchscreen and comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacity, and will have an expandable SD card slot if you feel 32GB isn’t enough to hold your music. It will also have a digital radio tuner – though it will not […]

Review : Sony Walkman E-Series

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While the iPod still kicks butt in the MP3 player, Sony has spent a lot of time creating brand new lines with its Walkman line up, but now, it seems that the smaller and thinner E Series model finds the perfect balance between cosmetics and features from the iPod nano. TECHGEEK.com.au has the first review of the product in Australia (from what I can tell), and Terence Huynh puts it […]

Stop texting while walking, Vic Police say

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A surge in pedestrian deaths have now seen the Police warning students returning to school today to get off the phone, unplug those earphones from your iPod and look while walking. Victoria Police believe that MP3 players such as the iPod, mobile phones and other electronic devices have started to become a distraction for pedestrians, with statistics showing a sharp rise of pedestrians being killed on Victorian roads each year. […]

Zune HD box spotted

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Should we believe it or not? According to Twitter user crazyphoneguy (who posted it up), this is the Official Zune HD packaging. Though, I have never seen a Zune in my life – except in pictures – but hey, I so would want this to come to Australia, but we don’t have “HD Radio”. Via Engadget, Twitter

Microsoft to bring out Zune HD, extend to Xbox Live

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Microsoft has today announced that it will be bringing out one of the worst kept secrets in the world, the Zune HD, this fall, where it will bring in some Xbox LIVE integration with its Video Marketplace, and will come in new markets, according to its press release. The name will bring in HD for the player, with a HD-compatible output to play HD video via a HDMI cable to […]

New Sony Walkman lets you play dress up with your player

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A bit creepy, but Sony has now introduced a new Walkman that will allow you to customise your player to meet your technicolour dreams, and allow you to dress it up to almost anything you want. The E Series will go out next month in 2GB (NW-E042), 4GB (NW-E043) and 8GB (NW-E044) capacities. It can playback music for about 28 hours, and only weighs 28g. It also comes with a […]

LEGO to bring in digital camera and other branded gadgets

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LEGO has announced, with Digital Blue, that it will bring out several LEGO branded kid’s gadgets to the market, including digital and video cameras, MP3 players and walkie talkies; and all of them will have the usual LEGO brick motif, but they will not be made out of the bricks, since that would be stupid and would be hard to piece it back together when its broken. These are coming […]

Samsung’s new touchscreen MP3 player – the P3 8GB

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CES 2009 : Samsung has brought out a new 3-inch WQVGA TFT-LCD touchscreen “multimedia player”, dubbed the Samsung P3; which features its “EmoTrue” touch interface with true haptic feedback. It also has the new sound enhancement technology called the DNS 3.0, and a 16:9 aspect ratio screen so it doesn’t letterbox. Even though its 0.39-inches thick, it has (among the video and audio capabilities) a photo viewer, voice recorder, FM […]

The real reason why the Zune died on December 31 – faulty code

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On December 31, the final day of the year of 2008, gave users of the Microsoft Zune some frustration after the player would not turn on. Now, a person from zuneboards.com has claimed that he has found the problem that caused the mass shutdown – and it has to do something with the time. “The function keeps subtracting either 365 or 366 until it gets down to less than a […]

Zune software coming to Windows Mobile

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Steve Ballmer, confirmed today that the Zune software will be coming to the Windows Mobile Platform. “the Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.” This was confirmed in an interview with CIO Magazine

NBC Universal shows will go on the Zune

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Microsoft has started offering television shows on the Zune, two years Apple introduced it for its famous iPod, in an attempt to gain some market share. But, it may have already gain one point against Apple; it has the programming lineup of NBC Universal, who pulled out of Apple late last year over pricing. NBC Universal has now offered its programming in many other outlets competing with Apple. Shows from […]

Zune 80 in short supply

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The latest addition to the Zune family, Zune 80, is now in short supply after being sold out across all online stores, to a dismay to shoppers but a delight to the world’s largest software maker. “Anyone know where I can get a Cabbage Patch Doll … er … I mean Zune?” a post written by “Paul Taylor” in Amazon.com’s message board for the product. Amazon told customers that preordered […]

Zune 2 available on Tuesday

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Microsoft has said that their latest edition of the Zune will be out on Tuesday. Microsoft originally announced the new models last month. The Zune is Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPod; but the Zune can allow you to share music wirelessly with it’s wi-fi functionality. Apple has sold 100 million of the iPod during it’s lifespan, and has come with 6 generations. It has also have the mini (discontinued), the […]