Philips Readies Android-Based PMP


Stamford, Conn. -


plans to join Samsung in offering Android-based portable media players (PMPs).

The Philips GoGear Connect at a suggested $179, is due in September with Wi-Fi, ability to download apps from the Android Market, 3.2-inch capacitive color touchscreen and 720p HD video storage.

A Like Music feature makes it possible to make playlists that sound great together, a spokesperson noted. Additional details were unavailable.

Earlier this year,

Samsung announced plans

to add a pair of Galaxy-brand PMPs to its selection of Galaxy tablets and smartphones.  The Wi-Fi-equipped Galaxy Players were scheduled for availability in May. One features 4-inch screen, and the other features 5-inch screen.


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