updated 04:10 pm EDT, Fri October 17, 2008
Newman PMP introduced
Chinese brand Newman, a subsidiary of Newsmy recently announced the release of its latest portable audio player, the MP5 Manman-A2. The player sports a 3-inch screen and touch-sensitive controls for file navigation, and can be had in 4GB and 8GB capacities. Apart from its comprehensive audio and video file support, the device has a built-in FM tuner and a microphone for recording voice files. Users can even plug the player into a TV with a dedicated output to allow stored file playback on the larger display.
The device's Rockchip RK2706 chipset includes the Microsoft PlayFX next generation audio technology for music processing. The 8.9mm (just over a third of an inch) thick device supports AAC, APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, RM, RMVB, WAV and WMA audio files and FLV, MPG, DAT, AVI, MP4, WMV and 3GP video files. No pricing or release dates have been announced by Newman, though it is launching in the home market first and it is unknown if Newman will ever bring its device to North America. [via Generation MP3]