According to a research conducted by DisplaySearch, Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens shipments went up to 144 per cent compared to the same time last year mainly due to increased use in MP3 music players. OLED displays use organic compounds that emit light when exposed to an electric current. This makes them a perfect fit for small electronics devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players. They have better contrast, offer wider viewing angles and provide faster response times than LCDs. OLED shipments leaped to 16.7 million units as revenues shot up 49 per cent year-on-year to $US130.9 million. The top OLED seller during the third quarter was South Korea’s Samsung, which sold $US37.1 million worth of the product.
Is it the Microsoft Zune? Hmm…No! It is actually Toshiba 1089 portable media device that has got the same appearance like that of Microsoft Zune. You guys must be aware of the fact that the hardware supplier for the Microsoft Zune is Toshiba itself. The key specs are whooping large 3-inch LCD screen, 30GB hard drive for massive storage, USB 2.0 interface and built-in FM tuner. Moreover the Toshiba 1089 is configured with wireless 802.11b/g that enables broad access to the player. I really admire this smart move Toshiba.
jWin Electronics offers a perfect portable video solution for your Apple iPod. The ‘i1055′ is a table style 7-inch display that offers you to watch a movie stored on your iPod with 7″ widescreen active-matrix LCD and also charges iPod while viewing a movie or listening to music. It has many more features incorporated that make it compatible for DVD playback. The player comes colored in black or white for just $179.78
iBeam Speaker System is a complete sound system for your iPod. The speaker system comes in appealing dimensions, measuring 5 inches x 18 inches x 4 inches with SRS WOW technology which enriches the sound quality of your system to add extra effects you can have a subwoofer for just US$49.95. The system also features a digital AM/FM tuner with 12 station presets, and a backlit LCD screen. iBeam is duly compatible to any other player with an auxiliary input cable included in the package. Price: US$169.95
Sun connection has rolled out a stylish portable media player inspired from the shape of your favorite portable game machine Nokia NGage. The player features a 2.5′ LCD display, a camera, in-built speakers, a USB 2.0 for easy connectivity and an AV input/output. The SC-VP128SD measures 115 x 65 x 18mm and weighs just 90g. You can also cherish your favorite tracks in MP3 and WMA, and ASF formats that can be stored in its 138MB inbuilt memory or in an attachable SD card. The product is capable of offering good entertainment and is available just 63.00 euros.
A couple of months ago i-station launched its fabulous mini players and has now added some additional features to these players and launched its upgraded models. Mini DX pocket media player carries the same old 2.4-inch LCD, T-DMB and is available in 1,2 and 4 GB capacities. This new player adds on some essential features desired by the consumers which were missing in Company’s original Mini players. FM tuner, USB host support and a microSD slot are the new features added to the device. This means a lot more entertainment. The player is not available for U.S. market and has different price tags for different configurations. The 1GB player should be going for 198,000 KRW (about $213 US), while the 2GB version hits 248,000 KRW (about $267 US).
COWON Q5 is the first new model presented by COWON. The best part of the device is that it features wide 5-inch LCD touch screen that offers a better view. This PMP works with WinCE 5.0 also supports Navigation, DMB and an external HSDPA module. Talking about A3 it is an upgrade to A2 the previous version launched by the Company the only improvement made with this model is installation of a high-performance chip set called “Davinci”, that promises high end movie playback. Company has plans to various other devices at the show, the list includes D2, N2, U3, T2, F2, X5 etc.