updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri September 1, 2006
Philips debuts GoGear SA92
Philips today announced its own iPod nano-style digital music player: GoGear SA9200 is a mid-range flash-based music player today that "shows the clear influence of the iPod nano in its slim design," according to Electronista.com. Measuring 0.35 inches thick, the SA9200 places both a data connector and a headphone jack at the bottom of the device to save space. Its screen is a more conventional 1.7-inch LCD in place of the OLED from the SA13335; it also adds photo support, a 14-hour battery life, and a fast-scrolling touchpad interface. Drag-and-drop file transfers have also been replaced with synchronization through Windows Media Player. The 2GB player is expected to ship by the "end of summer" for $200.