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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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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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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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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.