Philips yesterday announced three new MP3 players. The sleek $249 GoGear HDD1850, the 8GB version of the, features a 1.5-inch color screen, MP3, WMA DRM 10, and photo playback, and it boasts a rated 18 hours of battery life. It is available now.
Philips also introduced two new flash players, the $149 SA9100 and the $199 SA9200. The identical units are based on the glossy-black touch-sensitive design of the hard drive models, and they feature a color screen, 14 hours of battery life, an FM tuner, a voice recorder, and photo playback. These sleek and sexy devices will ship in August (SA9200) and September (SA9100) and will compete directly against the Samsung YP-Z5, the Apple iPod Nano, the , and the SanDisk Sansa e200 series. The announcement of the was strange, as the device has been out since late last year.
Philips also announced a new PVP running Portable Media Center software. See the blog posting here.