February 11, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
Portable media players are not exactly the bomb right now, with most technology geeks going for either smartphones or tablets, but there are a few exceptions to that rule. Philips, for example, has a couple of pretty cool Android-powered PMPs, one of them being available for a special price today on Woot.
The Philips SA3CNT08K, or as we all know it the Android Connect, can be bought for 89.99 dollars only today, plus five bucks you will have to pay for shipping. That’s a total of 95 dollars, which is much less than the item’s list price on most online stores right now (around $180).
For that money, you get the 8 GB version of the media player sporting a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 320 pixels resolution and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Other features include Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi connectivity, a micro USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm headset jack and a 1100 mAh battery capable of running for around four or five hours between charges in video playback. There’s also Android Market access, so you can download all the apps you would ever need.
All in all, the Philips Android Connect on sale at Woot.com is pretty much as nice and functional as any entry-level smartphone right now. Sure, you can’t make phone calls and stuff, but for 90 bucks you get an elegant and good-looking Android-powered gadget. What more could you want?
Hurry up, because even though the Woot offer is set to run through the whole day, the Philips PMPs in stock might well run out in the next few hours or so!