updated 02:35 pm EDT, Mon April 30, 2007
Philips SA3100 Jukebox
Philips today pushed the cost of pocket video lower with the release of its SA3100 series. A bridge between simple flash players and more elaborate video models, it measures just 3.1 inches tall but finds room for a 1.8-inch screen and a processor that can play basic video converted to the SMV format. An FM radio and voice recording fill in when MP3, WAV, and WMA songs run out. Audio playback is rated at 10 hours on a single battery charge.
The new models of the player launched today ship worldwide with either a black (SA31x5 series) or white (SA31x4) backing shell. The 1GB SA3114 and SA3115 is priced in Europe at the equivalent of $96, while the 2GB SA3124/3125 is retailing for $137. Both should be available in the US with comparable prices. [via GenerationMP3]