Philips GoGear Connect 3 launching “mid January” for £160

The Philips GoGear Connect 3 was first announced last year at the IFA trade show – now it has a UK launch date. Philips says it’ll arrive in “mid January” for a price of £160, with the first place to stock the media player being high street chain Argos.

For your £160 you get a wi-fi enabled media player running Android 2.3, along with official access to the Android Market, a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen and what Philips says is “wide codec support” so it ought to play most common media formats. And it looks pretty nice:

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The first model will arrive with 8GB of onboard storage. Here’s the full thing about it from the people:

GoGear Connect 3 – Goes Android

Access to an unlimited world of music, apps and games is at your fingertips

London – With the Philips GoGear Connect 3 the entertainment truly never stops thanks to an unlimited gateway to the latest apps, games and music as well as access to the wider internet. Powered by Android Gingerbread and with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the player delivers access to over 300,000 apps and games currently in the Android market plus all the other benefits of being online, such as email and Skype.


A bright and capacitive 3.2” touch-screen, allows easy and accurate control of all the apps and content. Videos can be enjoyed in high-definition playback up to 720p. And with a wide codec support, the GoGear Connect 3 will play almost any music or video format.

With a full complement of Philips advanced sound technology, including FullSound, Sound Personalization and Surround for Movies, the Connect delivers the superior sound that the Philips GoGear range is renowned for, whether playing games, watching music or listening to your favorite music.

The GoGear Connect 3 offers all the advantages of the Android experience, including:

· Customizable home screen, keyboard and widgets
· Use as mass storage device
· Access to the Android market without need of credit card details
· Unlimited gaming
· Many email and communication apps

For easy management of all your music, the GoGear Connect 3 includes Philips Songbird, PC software; an easy-to-use program that makes syncing music from your PC hassle free. The LikeMusic feature also makes listening to your music easier; when enjoying a certain track click the icon and the device will build a smart playlist of similar types of music

The Connect 3 is also compatible with Philips SimplyShare app, which enables you to share content through a variety of Philips and third party DLNA enabled products, such as network music players, wireless speakers, home cinema systems or TVs. Moving between Philips products becomes a simple swipe that’s enough to share your media such as watching your personal photos or videos on a connected TV.

The 8GB version of the GoGear Connect 3 (SA3CNT08K) will be available from mid-January from Argos for an estimated selling cost of £160

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  1. DTEG

     /  January 6, 2012

    I’d hope the media player is above par, but this really does sound rather overpriced compared with a budget mobile phone of the same screen size and a microSD card.

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