Philips’ Announces Android-Based ‘GoGear Connect’

    At their Winter Media 2010 event, Philips unveiled an Android-based media player/navigation device called the GoGear Connect. Due out in the summer, the unit features a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, 8GB internal memory, WiFi and GPS. Using a microphone and a WiFi connection, it would be possible to make VoIP calls. The GPS component will allow the GoGear Connect to function as a personal navigation device. Other specs include haptic feedback, a front-facing camera, Bluetooth, microSD expansion (up to 64GB), and TV-output via (presumably) HDMI.

    Philips has created a special UI (seen in video below) which sits on top of the Android 2.1 platform.  FIt’s being reported that the Android Market will be supported as well. Check back for more information, including pricing, as we can gather it.

    Source: Pocket-lint (Thanks Ben!)

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    • Hopeful

      I have high hopes for Android to kick iPhone's butt, but I am not sure how this Philips version of Android is meant to fit in one's pocket…

    • iucidium

      I own 2 GoGear products…seeing android 2.1 integration is going to be interesting. It'll be like an oversized iphone lol

    • Jason

      I own a Motorola Droid with 2.1 and a iPod Classic. I would like to get a flash player and I just want to know, would it be worth it to get an android powered pmp or will a droid just be fine for me? PS, as for an ipod touch, I hate it!

    • thanks for your sharing. great post! like this :p

    • Raz

      This is listed for sale in Argos catalog for 267 euros I wonder if its possible to buy it.