New Toshiba Gigabeat P-series: colorful flash-based stuff comment: 0
| Monday, November 14 (2005) 03:52AM | Posted by Robert Sinke
|We knew they were working on something flash-based, but those fuel-cell prototypes seemed far away still. The actual design of the unit pictured in said news item wasn't too far off when looking at today's announcement, though - Toshiba's Gigabeat p5 is a new, oblong-shaped flash player that comes in a variety of colors.|
Basic capacities are 512MB and 1GB (oh come on... where's that 2 or 4GB-package'o'fun already?) - prices have been set to 13.980 and 17.980 Yen respectively (some 100 & 130 Euro). Release is scheduled for "early Decemeber" (in Japan).
What's there to perk things up? Well, there's your basic 96×96px OLED display (JPEG support), MP3/WMA (+ DRM)/WAV playback, FM tuner, voice recorder and line-in encoder and a built-in battery (li-ion) that lasts for 14 hours per charge.
The P5 and P10 (512MB, 1GB) aren't exactly the smallest of players at 82.0x31.9×13.2mm, 49gram (1GB edition weighs 50 gram, should you care). Their main controllers are not touch-based but simple tactile buttons (who doesn't like those, right) shaped like the typical Gigabeat cross-thingy.
You've got yer basic black & white edition, as well as this Mondriaan-inspired cookie plaster orange/salmon pink/sugar candy pink/white/black version. The Graphical Interface is said to be inspired by the regular Gigabeat's one. LINK