Category: PMPs

M-One MP3 Players and Android Tablets

Posted by – August 16, 2013

M-one is a Shenzhen based producer of MP3/MP4 Players as well as Android Tablets. They have a factory that employs around 120 people. More information about the company can be found at http://www.moneltd.com/
Products Include:
Mt-102 MP3 player which is the world’s smallest MP3 player and cube shaped. The device can last 7 hours on battery and supports Micro SD. The device also comes in the MT-109 configuration.The Price is 4.20 USD

K1 Bluetooth speaker for around 9 USD.

MP4 watch for around 9 USD.

7″ Allwinner A13 tablet in the 40 USD price range.

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Pipo tablet company history

Posted by – June 8, 2013

Pipo CEO Ben Lai talks about Pipo’s company history, going back to their flash memory based Mp3 players in 2003, then moving to making Mp4 players, working with Rockchip since 2006, thus talking about Rockchip’s history, making a 1.8″ Mp4 color display PMP in 2006, then moving on in 2007 or 2008 to more advanced Mp4 players (so called by Chinese companies as Mp5 players) (that could play all video codecs without re-encoding the videos), Allwinner is the ARM spin-off of Actions MIPS, then Actions recently move back to ARM also. Everyone makes ARM processors now except Realtek (which is a huge trouble for Realtek). Then Pipo moved forward to make GPS, game players, picture frames, Mp4 boom boxes, separating functions of the ARM Powered devices around 2010, Pipo produced one of the Archos LCD based e-readers, then released initial resistive tablets in 2010, and since 2012 the Pipo brand has been launched with focus on high-end quality differentiation for the Chinese Tablet market.

Mele Founders talk Mele Company History (making the Aigo hard drive based PMPs, Sigma Designs, Realtek and now ARM Android Set-top-boxes)

Posted by – April 30, 2013

Here’s an interview with Nico Zhao (President) and Brian Xia (CEO), the co-founders of Shenzhen MELE Digital Technology Ltd. They talk about how they started Mele making ARM7 and embedded Linux in hard drive based portable media players for the Aigo brand in 2004, after 2006/2007, Mele enabled the Realtek MIPS based Set-top-box market by adopting that Realtek processor for the multimedia player box (switching from Sigma Designs) and then how they’ve shifted to using ARM processors in the last year or two to run Android on their latest series of TV Set-top-boxes and bringing a whole range of new features with that.

Mele contact:

Gennie
Sales Manager
Email: sales10@mele.cn
SKYPE: apvell091
Mobile: +86 1501 3777 080
Web: http://mele.cn

Archos Home Connect

Posted by – December 6, 2011

$129 Android webradio alarm clock, this can be a nice to have next to your bed. It can wake you up with your Google Music playlists, with your Spotify favorites, with your Pandora, Last.fm, you can use Tune In webradio tuner. It can display trafic informations on a map for your region, show you news healines, pull RSS feed items etc.

ARM Cortex-M4 hardware accelerated Mp3 playback

Posted by – October 30, 2011

ARM Cortex-M4 with a DSP in the Freescale K60 Tower Board to demonstrate hardware accelerated Mp3 playback.

Philips GoGear Connect 3, Android PMP

Posted by – September 5, 2011

Philips releases its new GoGear Connect 3, with a 3.2″ HVGA capacitive touch screen with an unknown processor (please post in the comments if you know which processor they are using). Philips is also launching 3 new Android Speaker Docks, in different sizes, more or less portable and for home use from 100€ to 200€.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This is the new 3.65″ HVGA capacitive, Android WiFi tablet PMP device, running on a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor. The target price is 179€.

Ramos V70, Ramos T11Pro, Ramos T11AD, 5″ Android Powered resistive PMPs

Posted by – April 15, 2011

They do both offline and online Android 5″ resistive PMP. The Novatek HD800B are used in the offline Android PMP while the Rockchip RK2818 one in the T11AD does the WiFi connected Android stuff. Prices are $40, $50, $62 depending on the features.

Ramos T8Pro, $40 4.3″ Android PMP

Posted by – April 15, 2011

Ramos knows how to do basic PMPs, and now they also add Android support based on the Novatek HD800B ARM9 Processor at 400Mhz.

Ramos booth tour, featuring Ramos W18, 9.7″ capacitive ARM Cortex-A9 AmLogic Android Tablet

Posted by – April 15, 2011

A tour of the Ramos booth at the Hong Kong HKTDC electronics fair, based on the AmLogic 800Mhz ARM Cortex-A9 Single Core processor, the price starts around $200 when bought in bulk.