Pantech’s Sky media player comes with Android 2.1 Eclair

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 8:31 by Tech Correspondent

Pantech’s new portable media player, dubbed Sky The Player, has come out with Google Android 2.1 OS in South Korea.

The SMP (Smart Media Player) is a touchscreen device that can be used for browsing the Internet, playing movies and music, viewing photo, comic, text and mobile TV or to read RSS feeds. It comes with a built-in dictionary.

The powerful multimedia player offers a 1080p Full HD display on a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution. It boasts easy connectivity and data transmission through Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an HDMI port and USB 2.0. So, you will have no trouble connecting Sky The Player to your iPhone, iPad or televisions to play High Definition videos.

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Photo: Pantech's Sky The Player

Sky The Player comes packed with Video codecs for DivX/Xvid/Mpeg2/Mpeg4/WMV/H264/VC-1/3GP files and audio codecs that support MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC/AAC/AC3/DTS files. You can play music files for up to 14 hours and video files for around 6 hours.

You can enjoy SRS Labs’ premium sound technologies on Sky The Player. The SMP features MAX-V and WOW HD technologies that boost audio quality and volume.

Max-V allows small speakers to deliver high-quality sound without quality degradation. Through SRS WOW HD, heavily compressed music files can deliver rich bass and high frequencies with crisp details for a vibrant, 3-D stereo audio entertainment experience.

Pantech’s Sky The Player also comes packed with SRS CS Headphone, a pioneering technology that dramatically improves the playback quality, making the original 5.1 surround sound, or a “home threatre like” experience, possible.

Photo features of Sky The Player support jpg, png, gif, bmp picture file formats. Txt text file format and text features are also supported.

Sleek and stylish, this pocket-sized media player is available in two colors — white and titan. The size of this slim and light SMP is 120x64x12mm.

Pantech’s Sky The Player comes out in two models with different storage capacities. The 16GB SMP-301S is priced at about $250 and 32GB SMP-301M is priced at about $325. A Micro SD slot is also available.