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.
Transcend Information will reveal its new MP3 player at Computex 2006, to be held in Taipei in June, based on Samsung Electronics multi-level cell (MLC) MLC NAND flash architecture. The use of cost effective MLC-made NAND flash disk drives and memory cards will ultimately affect the prices of the digital players triggering more competition in the already tight MP3 market.
Before you lay your hands on the Meizu M6 miniPlayer, the company if setting the digital music market on fire with its another sizzler – the new Meizu M8. The new player in the making features a 2.6-inch VGA screen and version of on a 533 MHz ARM11 processor, is in the air and even been published on the front page of iMP3.net. Other features that separate Meizu M8 from its predecessor are its non-detachable battery and it is devoid of extension card slot. However, there is nothing much sizeable about the supposed information; you may remain in touch with professional dealers around.
Samsung Electronics is expanding its horizons and wants to enter into online music service to counter Apple’s iTunes-iPod area monopoly and Microsoft upcoming Zune. The giant is collaborating with MusicNet and will use Microsoft’s Windows Media Player technology. Samsung wants similar integration between music software and portable devices as shown by Apple’s iTunes Music Store and iPod player blend. That is the reason the online music service will be attuned to its imminent line of portable MP3 and media players. Initially it will be confined to UK, Germany, and France later expand the service all over Europe and Asia.
The YP-25F MP3 with a portable speaker YA-DS100, introduced by Samsung at IFA2006 in Berlin will soon get into market, as the stock will pile up on 29 September 2006. However, the preorders have started for this speaker dock, run by a 3xAA batteries with sound out put of 1W Per Channel (2W). The Samsung speaker dock costs near £60.
Samsung exposes its new beautiful X838 cell phone that is supporter of music with built-in iPod and a GSM technology. Also the pint-sized device comes with big 1GB storage capacity that can hold up your favorite melodies to play on integrated MP3 layer. Moreover, it embraces a 1.3 MPixel camera for ultimate picture resolution. The accessory like earphone is also included to the system. Isn’t it sufficient for such a small device? I’ve got zero information on how many bucks you’ll have to spend for the pleasure, nor when you might be able to obtain one. Anyway! Stay tuned for further updation….
To compete the pricings of the iPod nanos and to battle the dominance or supremacy of IPod over the years, Samsung proclaimed cut down price for its MP3 player. As far as Samsung’s YP-Z5 1GB model, counterpart to Apple Computer Inc’s iPod nanos with a longer battery life and larger screen, is concerned, it has been lowered to NT$4,400 from NT$4,990, whereas, the 2GB model has been condensed to NT$5,400 from NT$5,990, and the 4GB priced at NT$7,000 from NT$7,490. Samsung also rolled two new MP3 players, the K5 claiming to be the first ever player to attribute a set of compact speakers from the back, and T9 featuring a 1.8-inch liquid-crystal-display with 176 x 220 pixels resolution, resulting clear and sharp images of MPEG-4 video files. With Apple holding the top position in the market for the first eight months of the year, it would be interesting to see whether Samsung will be able to pose any contest with cut down prices.
Samsung has launched a new firmware update to their YP-Z5F Sigmatel chip that improves battery life and can play tracks without gaps. The new firmware update makes the music tracks play gaplessly by assuming that they have the same album name and are in consecutive order. The update has also effected the battery life as the conventional battery powers the DAP for 35 hours this new firmware will power it for an additional 9-hours. The update is only available for Z5F model and not its older model ol’ Z5, but we can soon expect the update for this model also…
Hardly a day passes when we don’t hear Samsung announcing its new cell phones, LCDs, or MP3 players. The latest news in the air is that Samsung is all set to release a smaller modified version of its YP-K5 MP3 player with the name YP-K3 by early 2007. Well, we don’t have enough details at the moment. Anyway, the YP-K3 is expected to come rocking the size of an iPod nano and will be lacking slide out stereo speakers. Unfortunately, we couldn’t grab much out of the French Generation MP3 site.
The Samsung YP-T9 and T9B DAPs are the most preferable choice of the people these days. iLuv Korea presented ‘iss314′ speaker dock for the players. The globular dock is a portable audio system with a maximum output of 33W. The system will enhance the sound quality with a 3D sound output. It also features a subwoofer, sub output, and auxiliary input. The system may include a remote control however, the T9(B) can be controlled using the playback buttons situated at the bottom of the circular dock. Price: 139,000(KRW)