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MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

MSI MT-V660 PMP looks to Zune HD for design inspiration

We're not wanting to point fingers here, but we couldn't help but notice some striking design similarities between the new MSI MT-V660 PMP and Microsoft's Zune HD; still, given the number of iPod copycats we've seen over the years, having your industrial design "borrowed" is now practically a sign that you've arrived.  Appearance aside, the MT-V660 gets a 3.2-inch display, TV output and a reasonably broad range of codec support thanks to the Rockchip RK2806 chipset.

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RAmos T11TE touchscreen PMP packs 1080p HD

RAmos T11TE touchscreen PMP packs 1080p HD

If you're in the market for an iPod alternative, and you don't mind going with a brand that your friends have never heard of, how about the RAmos T11TE?  The 5-inch 800 x 480 PMP may not look all that distinctive from the outside, but its Full HD 1080p output via an HDMI connection certainly singles it out from the rank & file of more mundane MP3 players.

Cyberus Smart Info Tablet gets reviewed: Dire

Cyberus Smart Info Tablet gets reviewed: Dire

Back when we first caught sight of the Cyberus Smart Info Tablet, we pondered out loud whether there was anything Sungale's odd touchscreen gadget couldn't do.  Ebook reader, web surfer, PMP, internet radio and PND, the list of abilities is impressive; unfortunately, as Gadgetell discovered in their review of the Cyberus, while the spec sheet might look promising, the end result is something of a disappointment.

Archos 5 8GB arrives at RadioShack for $250

Archos 5 8GB arrives at RadioShack for $250

While the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet has been available for a few months now, so far it's only been on sale in the larger SSD and HDD versions.  Now RadioShack have launched the 8GB SSD Archos 5, currently an exclusive at the retailer and priced at $249.99.

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Touchtable PMP design concept unveiled at Yanko Design

Touchtable PMP design concept unveiled at Yanko Design

Yanko Design is known for showing off some really cool design concepts of all sorts of devices. An interesting design concept showed up over on the Yanko site recently called the Touchtable. The PMP concept is like a DJ mixer in a portable PMP form factor.

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Cowon iAudio 9 gets the teardown treatment

Cowon iAudio 9 gets the teardown treatment

We can't say we've exactly been over-anxious to see what's inside Cowon's iAudio 9 PMP, but nor will we turn our noses up at a glance inside the slender mediaplayer's casing.  iMP3 bravely sacrificed a box-fresh iAudio 9 for a teardown, and it's a pretty impressive shrinking down of technology.

Zune HD purple and magenta versions arrive

Zune HD purple and magenta versions arrive

Zune Originals promised us more color choices for Microsoft's Zune HD PMP, and as expected the catalog has been updated with new magenta and purple versions.  The colors - which join the original black, silver, blue, red and green models - are part of Microsoft's Zune HD holiday promotion, and the company is also offering free message engraving.

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Zune HD getting colorful update December 1st

Zune HD getting colorful update December 1st

Up until now the colorful part of the Zune HD has been its striking OLED display; if you wanted any color in your Microsoft PMP then you'd have to resort to a third-party skin or case.  That's set to change tomorrow, however, according to the official Zune store, which has tipped three new colors - Magenta, Red and Purple - as arriving on December 1st.

Sony Walkman X firmware update v1.10 boosts browser

Sony Walkman X firmware update v1.10 boosts browser

Sony have outed a new firmware release for their Walkman X PMP, and the headline feature is an improved browsing experience.  The new software tweaks the NetFront browser into rendering pages faster, maintaining layouts more like what you'd see on a desktop, and boosting scrolling speeds.

Apple iPod touch with camera coming this Spring?

Apple iPod touch with camera coming this Spring?

The firestorm of speculation earlier this year regarding whether Apple would push a camera-toting iPod touch out of the door at their now-traditional September music event, turned out to be a damp squib; the new iPod touch was faster and more capacious than its predecessor, but had no camera functionality (despite Apple's engineers leaving space inside for one).  Now, the Examiner are claiming to have heard from "an insider source" that the camera-equipped iPod touch will in fact land this spring.

iPod shuffle headset concept by Isamu Sanada

iPod shuffle headset concept by Isamu Sanada

Remember Apple's iPod Bluetooth headset patent application, which polarized opinion back at the end of October?  That seems to have at least partially inspired SlashGear's Apple concept merchant of choice, Isamu Sanada, who has come up with a clever iPod shuffle design that can be attached to both regular earbuds and a flexible headset.

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Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets firmware update; Mini Dock demo [Video]

Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets firmware update; Mini Dock demo [Video]

It's been a rainstorm of Archos 5 Internet Tablet newness over at UMPC Portal today, with our friend Steve Paine taking delivery not only of the Archos 5 Mini Dock but the latest firmware which has also released today, v1.3.07.  Together they've taken the Android-based Archos 5 even closer into MID status: USB host support means that you can plug a full-sized keyboard and mouse into the Mini Dock's USB port, while the new firmware now supports full-screen YouTube HD playback together with outputting that content, via HDMI, onto your TV.

Video demo after the cut

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