Philips has been keeping things relatively simple with its GoGear
line as of late, but it looks to be getting back to full-on PMPs with its latest pair: the GoGear Ariaz and GoGear Opus. The GoGear Ariaz is the slightly smaller of the two, with it packing a 2-inch display, along with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of storage, an FM tuner, a built-in mic for voice recording, and a somewhat unique interface that includes a combination of "touchscreen buttons" and a large rocker key. The Opus, on the other hand, appears to be an updated version of one of Philips' original GoGear players
, and packs a larger 2.8-inch QVGA display, your choice of 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB capacities, built-in Bluetooth, and integrated support for the BBC's iPlayer
. No word on a release 'round here just yet, but both will apparently be available in Europe in April for between €79 and €179, or roughly $100 to $230.Read
- Pocket-lint, "Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player"Read
- Pocket-lint, "Philips launches GoGear Opus"