PMPs archive

  • Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan
    Audio

    Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan

    By 24 January 2012

    Despite reports suggesting that the Sony Walkman brand was a dead man walking, the brand continues to crop up - most recently in the electronics giant's homeland of Japan with the launch of the new E-Series PMPs and a couple of speaker docks to boot....

  • iPod nano and iPod touch refreshed with new features
    Audio

    iPod nano and iPod touch refreshed with new features

    By 4 October 2011

    Apple has refreshed its iPod nano and iPod touch media devices, including a new white version of the touch.  The iPod nano now operates on a single icon swipe style structure, rather than the grid used in previous versions. Fitness features now don't...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 available 2 October
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 available 2 October

    By 27 September 2011

    Samsung has finally, more than 6 months after it was first announced at CTIA in Orlando, revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is available for pre-order, and it will hit the shops on 2 October in the States. At just 8.6mm thick, Sammy's latest tab...

  • Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch
    Audio

    Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP adds a personal touch

    By 12 July 2011

    Philips has proved that there is still legs in the PMP yet with the launch of the Philips GoGear Muse 3. The Dutch electronics giant is keen to point out that the Muse 3 packs "two new technologies"; SafeSound and SoundPersonalisation. SafeSound has nothing...

  • Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed
    Audio

    Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 iPod rival detailed

    By 3 May 2011

    We've already had a good poke around with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and 5 Wi-Fi models when they were first announced at CES and Mobile World Congress and now you can too. Yep, on schedule as promised, Samsung has announced two Wi-Fi enabled mini tablets...

  • Microsoft Zune players finally buckle under iPod pressure
    Audio

    Microsoft Zune players finally buckle under iPod pressure

    By 15 March 2011

    The Zune is dead, long live the Zune. That seems to be the message coming out of Microsoft HQ after the tech giant admitted that no more Zune devices would be manufactured, although the Zune name will live on through its various software platforms. "We...

  • Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 hands-on
    Audio

    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0 hands-on

    By 18 February 2011

    Samsung is currently looking to expand its Galaxy Tab line-up beyond the initial entrant and recently announced 10.1, and it revealed to Pocket-lint that it could explore a number of other screen sizes. Pocket-lint wonders why, though, when products like...

  • Samsung Galaxy Player gives 4-inches of Android PMP love
    Audio

    Samsung Galaxy Player gives 4-inches of Android PMP love

    By 7 January 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy Player was leaked before we even got to CES, so there was no surprise to see it appear among the company’s line-up of launches for the show in Las Vegas. Given the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S, it is little surprise to see they’ve...

  • Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review
    Audio 2 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Player 50 review

    By 7 January 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy Player 50 is an Android-based portable media player, offering up a healthy dose of connected magic and Android goodness, along with Samsung’s trademark additions that have made the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S a popular media-savvy...

  • Samsung Galaxy Player: Pre-order now for £150
    Audio

    Samsung Galaxy Player: Pre-order now for £150

    By 3 January 2011

    Amazon has opened its pre-order doors for the Samsung Galaxy Player 50, the Android 2.1 device that we first laid eyes on at IFA last year. And with Sammy hoping that the Player will take on Apple's touch screen PMP king, the iPod touch, the price point...

  • Archos 32 Internet Tablet   review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 32 Internet Tablet review

    By 13 December 2010

    Archos has long been at the forefront of the PMP market and by updating its portables with wireless connectivity and most recently the Android OS, it attempts to fight off competition from rivals and high-end mobile phones. The Archos 32 could easily...

  • 50 pounds off iPod touch when you join Audible.co.uk
    Online

    50 pounds off iPod touch when you join Audible.co.uk

    By 7 December 2010

    We love audio books here at Pocket-lint, as after all the reading and writing we have to do it's nice to sit back and listen. So if you feel the same about the spoken word then Audible could be a good bet for getting content, as they've got a rather attractive...

  • Philips GoGear Muse   review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips GoGear Muse review

    By 30 November 2010

    The Philips GoGear Muse (SA2MUS16S) is an MPEG4 player that looks to offer a range of features without breaking the bank. The Muse is lovingly crafted from brushed metal so it looks fantastic, but does the rest of the package deliver? A comparison to...

  • Cowon invites 3D and Wi-Fi to its PMP party
    Audio

    Cowon invites 3D and Wi-Fi to its PMP party

    By 30 November 2010

    Like the look of the Cowon X7 that landed in the UK recently? Got 249 of the Queen's finest pounds all piled up and ready to blow on one? If so, we've one word for you - "Whoa" (that's English for stop a horse). Because Cowon has just unleashed a beast...

  • Cowon X7 lands in the UK
    Audio

    Cowon X7 lands in the UK

    By 26 November 2010

    Who said that there isn't room for a hard disk drive based MP3 player in this smartphone, flash memory dominated world? Certainly not Advanced MP3 Players, who has just announced that it is bringing the Cowon X7 to Blighty. To call the Cowon X7 just an...

  • View Quest BookBox: ebook reading on a budget
    Online

    View Quest BookBox: ebook reading on a budget

    By 17 November 2010

    The View Quest BookBox is being touted as an ebook reader, but in this age of gadget-convergence, it is definitely a device that blurs the digital boundaries. Capable of displaying ebooks in EPUB, PDF, TXT, FB2, PDB and HTML formats, the BookBox has all...

  • Creative Zen Touch 2 hands-on
    Audio

    Creative Zen Touch 2 hands-on

    By 2 November 2010

    Creative has just launched a new PMP as part of their Zen line-up, this time based on the Android operating system. We saw a similar move from Samsung with its Samsung Galaxy Player 50, launched at IFA 2010.  Offering a 3.2-inch screen, the Creative...

  • Apple iPod touch 4G review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Apple iPod touch 4G review

    By 10 September 2010

    With the recent refresh of Apple's iPod range, the iPod touch has undoubtedly asserted itself at the top of the tree. With the nano stripping down, there appears to be a hole in the middle of what was once Apple's MP3 player offering. The iPod touch is...

  • Samsung Galaxy Player 50 hands-on
    Gaming

    Samsung Galaxy Player 50 hands-on

    By 6 September 2010

    Perhaps overshadowed at IFA, by its 7-inch stablemate, the Samsung Galaxy Player 50 (or YP-G50, to give it its serial designation) is no less important. It is, for the Korean giant, geared up to go toe-to-toe with the new iPod touch. And there's plenty...

  • First Look: Apple iPod touch 4G review
    Audio 0 out of 5

    First Look: Apple iPod touch 4G review

    By 1 September 2010

    We knew it was coming and it didn't take a genius to figure out what was in store for the fourth generation of the Apple iPod touch. Having seen the changes to the iPhone 4, it was only natural to assume that the iPod touch would be getting the pick of...

  • Apple iPod touch 4G hands-on
    Audio

    Apple iPod touch 4G hands-on

    By 1 September 2010

    Steve Jobs informed gathered journalists that the iPod touch is the most successful portable gaming platform, outselling both Nintendo and Sony portable gaming devices combined. And the iPod touch has just received a redesign as it becomes a fourth generation...

  • iPod touch 3rd Gen vs iPod touch 4th Gen
    Audio

    iPod touch 3rd Gen vs iPod touch 4th Gen

    By 1 September 2010

    Apple's hotly anticipated event covered a wide range of new products and, as we predicted here at Pocket-lint, not only did Steve Jobs take to the stage wearing his black crew neck and New Balance footwear combo, but Apple also announced an updated version...

  • iPod touch gets FaceTime
    Audio

    iPod touch gets FaceTime

    By 1 September 2010

    The worst kept secret leading up to the Apple event over in San Francisco was that the iPod touch would be getting FaceTime. And, Steve Jobs has confirmed what we all suspected. The Apple boss also stated that the new iPod touch would be thinner, have...

  • SanDisk Sansa Fuze+: Pocket-friendly PMP
    Audio

    SanDisk Sansa Fuze+: Pocket-friendly PMP

    By 31 August 2010

    Sandisk has announced the latest budget PMP in its range - the Sansa Fuze+. The Sansa Fuze+ has a 2.4-inch, QVGA, LCD touchscreen that, according to the flash memory specialist, "produces sharp, vibrant images when viewing videos or photos". You can swipe...

  • FaceTime gets email calling in latest iOS 4.1 build
    Phones

    FaceTime gets email calling in latest iOS 4.1 build

    By 7 August 2010

    We've already seen the rumours that FaceTime is likely to come to the new Apple iPod touch 4G, expected to launch later this year, and now more evidence of that scenario has turned up in the latest iOS 4 beta. Turns out that in iOS 4.1 Beta 3, Apple...