We heard Philips might unveil an Android-powered MP3 player at CES, but we never saw the device at the show. It looks like the device materialized at Philip’s Winter Media 2010 event in the form of the GoGear Connect.
No working units were on hands, but Philips had a microwave sized replica of the Android device. The GoGear Connect is being called a PND (personal navigation device) or PMP (personal media player), but it is basically a standard Android smartphone, minus that pesky phone part.
To differentiate their device, Philips has created their own custon UI for Android 2.1. The GoGear Connect should come in four models (8, 16, 32 and 64 GB) and we are still waiting on pricing information.
Highlights of the GoGear connect include:
- 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen
- Android 2.1
- Haptic feedback
- microSD card slot
- 8GB internal memory
- TV-out port
- GPS & Wi-Fi
- Full Android Market