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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 plus Galaxy S WiFi PMPs hit pre-order

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 plus Galaxy S WiFi PMPs hit pre-order

Samsung has already shared the good news that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is due on US store shelves come June 8, but the slate has popped up for pre-order with retailer J&R. $499 gets you the 16GB WiFi-only version, while $599 will net the 32GB WiFi-only model. Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy S WiFi PMPs are also up for pre-order.

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 isn't the only Galaxy S family PMP the company has that's new at MWC 2011 this year; there's also a smaller, 4-inch version - rather predictably called the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 - on show. Based around a 4-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD TFT display, it's actually the same as the YP-GB1 we've seen before, running Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

All eyes were on Samsung's larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 at MWC 2011, but if you judge a Dell Streak 5 a tablet by virtue of its 5-inch display, then the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has to be considered one as well. The 5-inch PMP looks like an oversized Galaxy S - unsurprising, since Samsung considers it a varient with 3G missing - with a WVGA display, 720p HD playback and a pair of cameras for video chat and photography.

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iXtreamer Review

iXtreamer Review

It's a tough world for iPhone docks; no longer is it enough to simply offer party-friendly playback, the near-saturated market demands slick styling and superlative features if you want to get attention. Xtreamer has certainly pushed the boat out with the iXtreamer, with space not only for your iPhone or iPod but an iPad too, along with an internal hard-drive bay, network streaming and more. Is the iXtreamer the last word in iDocks? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Having gone up for pre-order only a few days ago, Cowon's D3 media player is already on sale - a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. The Android 2.1 based D3 is built around a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, offers WiFi and Bluetooth, and an HDMI output; music lovers, however, will be most interested in Cowon's near-legendary audio processing technology, which helps them offer some of the best sounding music around.

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Eminent HD EM7195 twin-tuner DVR & network streamer revealed

Eminent HD EM7195 twin-tuner DVR & network streamer revealed

Eminent has outed its latest STB media player, the Eminent HD EM7195, a twin digital tuner model with USB 3.0 and network connectivity. Built around a pair of DVB-T Freeview tuners and Realtek's new RT1183 DD C+ chipset - reportedly allowing for faster UI and EPG navigation - the HD EM7195 can record two shows simultaneously as well as stream network content.

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VLC iOS app devs criticize licence allegations

VLC iOS app devs criticize licence allegations

The developers of VLC for iPad and iPhone have responded to Apple yanking the media player software from the App Store, criticizing Rémi Denis-Courmont - one of the original developers of VLC, and the person who complained to Apple about the apparent GNU licence infringement - in the process. According to a statement passed to 9 to 5 Mac, VLC's removal came as a "surprise" to the Applidium team responsible for the iOS version, and in fact they claim to have received approval from the VideoLAN association before embarking on the port.

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Apple pulls VLC from App Store over open-source DRM dispute

Apple pulls VLC from App Store over open-source DRM dispute

VLC was a surprise addition to the App Store back in September, but one which iPad and iPhone users quickly came to appreciate. Now the multi-format media player has been yanked from the store, the result of incompatibilities with Apple's App Store DRM policies and the terms of the GNU General Public License on which VLC is based.

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Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD and TV Link DX HD Media Players sneak out

Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD and TV Link DX HD Media Players sneak out

Two new Iomega media streamers have shown up for a CES 2011 debut, though the company isn't talking about them quite yet. The Iomega ScreenPlay DX HD Media Player and Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link DX HD Media Player each pack network connectivity, HDMI and multiple USB 2.0 ports, as well as a QWERTY-equipped remote control.

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Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

Android music player update leaks but streaming still absent [Video]

A new version of the Android music player app has leaked ahead of official release, updating the PMP software's UI and bringing it more in line with the Android gallery app. Available from xda-developers if you're willing to try out alpha software, the new app gets refreshed iconography but lacks the media streaming functionality which Google showed off at Google I/O earlier in the year.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung is readying a new PMP version of its Galaxy S family of Android smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 expected to make its debut at CES 2011 next month. The 4-inch WVGA PMP measures 9.9mm thick and uses a Super LCD display rather than Super AMOLED; it also loses the cellular connectivity, with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, though Samsung Hub says that does free up room for a T-DMB digital TV tuner.

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ASUS O!Play MINI offers Full HD at under a ton

ASUS O!Play MINI offers Full HD at under a ton

ASUS has pushed out a new version in its O!Play media streamer range, slimming down the STB and simplifying the onboard connections. The ASUS O!Play MINI drops the USB 3.0 connection found on the O!Play HD2, making do with a single USB 2.0 port and a multi-format memory card reader; you still get HDMI connectivity, among other ports, and a healthy clutch of supported media standards.

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