A Personal Media Player and Gaming system for under $150?
The market seems to be full of PMP and gaming devices. A few companies have tried the hybrid device concept ? but, with the exception of the PSP ? this concept has failed miserably. Rememer Gizmondo? KNC is throwing down an impressive do-it-all handheld that might just give the PSP come competition. The HR-2800 looks like a jazzed-up Sega Nomad at first glance, but beneath the 3.6-inch LCD is some serious potential.
Housing a 400MHz CPU and a homebrew GUI to boot, the handheld plays back AVI, MPEG4, DivX, and XviD, while supporting MP3 and FLAC (audiophiles rejoice) on the musical side. Boasting a built-in file manager, portable version of "Winamp," a full-fledged picture / text viewer, and 1.3 megapixel camera, this PMP can even export full-motion video to your television via its video output. In case you're looking to get your retro game on, the unit apparently sports an NES / GBA emulator, and just in case the 1GB of internal storage isn't roomy enough, you can add the space you need via its SD slot. While the amount of goodies crammed into the HR-2800 may garner praise, the real story is the price -- at just CNY999 ($127), we've got to wonder if these KNC folks aren't just skimming the market. We?ll let you know more as we know more.