Monday July 31, 2006 4:12 am
Green Apple AP3100: a Handheld Functionality Juggernaut
Green Apple isn’t an Apple Computer knockoff or even an obscure Beatles record label. No, it’s a Chinese electronics manufacturer, one that’s come out with an intriguing new handheld device that does audio, video, and games.
The AP3100 does MP3s, WMAs, and even FLACs, for all your audio needs - WAV file aficionados wouldn’t be looking for something so small-time, anyway. For video, you get AVI, DivX, and even XviD. To that A/V combination they add a 1.3-megapixel camera; again, not the top of the line, but a fully functional option for a good part of your portable shooting needs.
The Green Apple have nearly filled the device with the LCD, which is a rather large-looking 3.6 inches. That’s good because you can also play Super Nintendo games on this thing.
The one sort of annoying thing about this device is that the startup memory is just 512MB. The Nintendo games that you download might end up hogging that memory, and those audio and especially video files tend to add up. The SD slot for expansion is a welcome sight, but we would have liked to see more memory to start with.
No word on price yet. That will come when the handheld hits the shelves, probably in a few weeks.
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