We've definitely seen some questionable designs
(and some straight-up KIRFs
as well), but it appears as though the company's latest PMP, the RM970, might have actually been drawn up by someone living in this decade. The 2GB device features a 3-inch, 480 x 272 screen, a 200MHz ARM7 processor backed up by a 200MHz Rockchips DSP, and an iPod-aping split-screen menu system. Those dual 200MHz chips enable some pretty decent format support -- the RM970 supports MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, APE, MPEG4, Real and AVI out of the box, and it appears that NES emulation will also be included. Of course, there's no word on price or availability outside of Asia, but here's hoping Ramos keeps its standards this high in the future.
[Via MP4 Users