There's an unseen downside to writing about technology for a living. Every week brings a slew of rumors and official info on hot new devices coming down the pipe. I fall in love with a new gadget about every eight hours, more often during the Christmas season. The sheer amount of awesome deals on badass gizmos is enough to drive a man to bankruptcy. Usually I'm able to clamp down on my techno-lust, but not this time. If and when Ainol's new V9000 PMP hits the United States, I doubt I'll be able to stop myself from buying one. (via Akihabara News)
This sweet new Chinese PMP is nicknamed the 'Megatron', and for good reason. It has a solid, industrial-looking design that frames its enormous 4.8" screen nicely. The Megatron can render 1080p video, and also features an HDMI port. It's got 16 GB of internal storage, a DM Tuner, and a 2450 mAH battery.
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So the specs on this are pretty sweet. A 4.8" screen, plus 1080p video means a multimedia experience at least on par with any other PMP out there. And, from the screenshots we've seen, the UI looks fantastic. Minimalist, uncluttered, but very clear and informative. Is anyone else drooling, or am I the only one lured in by this brushed-aluminum succubus? EDIT: Some rumblings 'round the net suggest that this might be a fake. If so, Ainol had better take a leaf out of the hoaxter's book and make this PMP. I don't care if it's real or not, I just want it. Now.