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Samsung TicToc MP3 player: shake to skip

Samsung TicToc MP3 player: shake to skip

Samsung have announced a new iPod shuffle competitor, and they've taken the Apple MP3 player's shake functionality to its reasonable-logical conclusion.  The Samsung TicToc has only one button; track playback is controlled by shaking the mediaplayer, and the TicToc can automatically choose a slow track if you shake gently or a faster one if you're more vigorous.

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Freestyle Audio Waterproof MP3 Player available for pre-order

Freestyle Audio Waterproof MP3 Player available for pre-order

It's still cold in most parts of the country, but the warm weather will be here before you know it. Once the weather starts getting warmer people will be heading to the beach and lakes to spend time in the water. You might like music with you when you go to the beach, but you might not want to use your iPod near the water for fear of getting it wet.

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redsn0w 0.9.2 unlocks/jailbreaks all iPhone & iPod touch models

redsn0w 0.9.2 unlocks/jailbreaks all iPhone & iPod touch models

The iPhone Dev Team have released the latest version of redsn0w, the software tool for jailbreaking, unlocking and customizing Apple's PMPs and smartphones, and version redsn0w 0.9.2 now supports all iPhone and iPod touch models.  Apple iPhone OS firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2 are supported, though for certain carrier unlocks you'll need to follow up with ultrasn0w or blacksn0w.

iriver Smart HD K1 PMP gets video demo

iriver Smart HD K1 PMP gets video demo

You know what's the one thing pretty much guaranteed to take the lust-worthy edge off a new PMP?  Spotting the Windows CE homescreen lurking on it, that's what.  iriver's slender Smart HD K1 turned a few heads when it officially launched earlier this month, but as this video preview shows a CE desktop is only a few taps away.

Video demo after the cut

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Viewsonic Moviebook – 1080P HD On the Go?

Viewsonic Moviebook – 1080P HD On the Go?

Viewsonic isn’t exactly one of the first names that come to mind when we broach the topic of portable media players, but the MovieBook VPD550T expected to be released this coming April may just change that.  Bringing to the table a 5-inch LCD touchscreen, 8GB internal memory, microSD expansion, and an HDMI output capable of 1080P HD resolution, this is one sweet device.

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iRiver gets official with new Smart HD

iRiver gets official with new Smart HD

The slick looking new iRiver Smart HD or K1 as it's also known has been leaked a bit already. IRiver has decided to get official with the new device and has officially announced the new device. In case you are wondering the Smart HD is a PMP.

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Cowon J3 PMP to have 3.3-inch AMOLED and WiFi?

Cowon J3 PMP to have 3.3-inch AMOLED and WiFi?

Cowon weren't short of a few devices at CES 2010 last week, but one thing not yet ready for primetime is the Cowon J3 PMP.  The mystery PMP is pretty much unknown beyond this rear-panel graphic that leaked a few weeks ago, but according to a preset in the latest version of Cowon's own jetAudio app spotted by Moveplayer, it will have a 3.3-inch WQVGA (480 x 272) display that's rumored to use an AMOLED panel.

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Viliv P3 Android PMP gets video demo; more Viliv Android planned

Viliv P3 Android PMP gets video demo; more Viliv Android planned

Look out Creative, Viliv are creeping up behind you.  The company have been showing off their latest touchscreen device, and while you might assume it's another MID in actual fact Viliv are describing the P3 as a PMP; either way, you get an indecently skinny 9.8mm chassis, 3.7-inch AMOLED 800 x 480 touchscreen (Nexus One we're looking at you), 800MHz Cortex A8 processor and dual-booting Android and Windows CE.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony dash 7-inch internet tablet gets chumby webapps

Sony dash 7-inch internet tablet gets chumby webapps

Sony have raised a few eyebrows by announcing their own tablet at CES 2010, though they're describing it as a "personal internet viewer".  The Sony dash has a 7-inch touchscreen, integrated stereo speakers and support for the 1,000+ of chumby applications already available online.  That means things like internet radio streaming, webcam viewing and basic games.

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Archos blame “major issue” with Android 1.6 browser for firmware pull

Archos blame “major issue” with Android 1.6 browser for firmware pull

After Archos briefly posted the Android 1.6 firmware update for its Archos 5 Internet Tablet last week, before summarily yanking it hours later, the company have finally given an explanation.  According to a notice posted to their support page, a "last-minute major issue with the web browser" forced them to pull the update down.

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Cydle T43H HD Radio/Traffic PND and M7 MID tipped for CES

Cydle T43H HD Radio/Traffic PND and M7 MID tipped for CES

Having announced a PND with integrated HD Radio last January, Cydle is following up this coming CES with a new version that throws "HD Traffic" status updates into the mixture.  The Cydle T43H is one of a number of new portable devices the company are planning, including the Cydle M7 MID and two PND/PMP combo devices, the T70 and T50.

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Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets Android 1.6 Donut with firmware v1.6.08 [Update: it’s been pulled]

Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets Android 1.6 Donut with firmware v1.6.08 [Update: it’s been pulled]

Archos have released a new firmware update for the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, v1.6.08, and the key change is the introduction of Android 1.6 "Donut".  With the new version of the OS comes the quick-search box for the MID/PMP's homescreen, improved power management, native WVGA display support and VPN functionality; Archos have also tweaked media handling, so that the Archos 5 Internet Tablet better supports H.264 SD and HD videos.

Update: Strangely, all mention of the update - including the firmware itself - has been pulled from Archos' site.