Onda’s VX777+ PMP is, quite obviously, designed to resemble the iPod Touch. That’s clear, but then plenty of manufacturers give a nod to Apple when it comes to the drawing board; more important, then, is what functionality it brings to the table. Pride of place at the top of the spec list is a 3-inch 400 x 240 touchscreen, notable for being capacitive (i.e. like that of the iPod Touch) rather then resistive (like most cheap copies); there’s also TV Out, a choice of capacity ranging from 2GB to 8GB, and an SD slot happy with cards up to 32GB in size.
Check out the video review & comparison of the VX777+ after the cut
File support includes RM, RMVB, AVI, FLV, DAT, ASF, MP4, WMV, 3GP, MPG, MP3, WMA, WMA/VBR, APE and FLAC, plus there’s an FM radio and voice recorder. Games and an e-book reader are also included, and the VX777+ is happy with lossless audio and high-def video. That might not be such a big deal on the PMP’s display, but you’ll be glad of the quality if you pipe it out to your big-screen TV.
What it doesn’t have is WiFi, which could be a deal breaker for those who want to recreate the iPod Touch experience at a budget price. MP4 Global, who are taking pre-orders for the 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models (priced at $89, $99 and $109 respectively), shot this video of the VX777+’s features as well as a side-by-side comparison of it and its Onda VX767, VX757 and VX747 predecessors. It’ll ship on June 23rd.
[via Generation MP3]