Philips GoGear Connect Android 2.1 PMP/PND

Feb 24, 2010

Philips have revealed their plans to take on the PMP and PND markets in one fell swoop, with the upcoming Philips GoGear Connect.  An Android 2.1 based device, with a touchscreen and trackball, the GoGear Connect will not have integrated cellular connectivity - it won't replace your smartphone - but it will be able to tether via Bluetooth or hook up to a WiFi hotspot.

Video demo after the cut

VoIP use will be aided by a speaker and microphone, and there's also GPS for using the GoGear Connect as a sat-nav handheld.  Also tipped is haptic feedback for the display, a memory card slot, rear-facing camera (no word on the resolution) and a range of internal storage kicking off at 8GB and rising to 64GB.

Philips have developed their own custom UI for the PMP - which you can see in the video below - which unsurprisingly prioritizes media playback.  No word on pricing or specific release dates, though a Q3 2010 period has been tipped.

[via Android Community]

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