CNET is available in the following editions:
Not yet rated
Read our full review
Add your review
Good: The wifi function, free text messaging, great for connecting with others
Bad: Service. Once warranty is ended there is NO available service
Comment: Both the 8GB and 16GB units are good for wifi connecting, text messages, games, music, photos but don't let anything happen to it because once the warranty ends PHILIPS attitude is 'just buy a new one' . . . they offer no repair service and think consumers can spend $125-200 to replace a unit that needs repair. I am disappointed in Philips and will look at other brands who have repair services available.
Good: android apps especially kindle for pc, wifi
Bad: lack of memory expansion
Comment: I really like this for browsing the net, email; sound quality of headphones with music is fantastic and reading books on kindle for pc is a bonus but the main drawbacks are (a) it often freezes (b) battery life is not good.
Good: The GoGear Connect 3 puts Android in your pocket for a relatively low price.
Bad: The GoGear Connect 3 has poor screen quality, a slow processor, no memory expansion, no cameras, no video output, and no GPS capabilities.
Comment: ive had the product for a while now my opinions have changed in the good and bad
Good: Runs powerful Android 2.3 Gingerbread software video quality is good sound quality is amazing good wifi connection
Bad: Screen could be bigger No camera
Comment: As well as a series of bonkers speaker docks, Philips has today announced a new update of its GoGear portable audio players. The GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi is now powered by Android 2.3, with a 3.2? capacitive screen backed up by “wide codec support” to ensure as many popular video formats as possible are supported.
Philips claims it’s good for 720p playback, too. Here it is, looking pleasingly chunky:
And are those gold things physical music control buttons? Here’s the full announcement which does not answer that question:
Philips introduces GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi based on Android 2.3
Berlin, Germany – The most advanced portable devices from the Philips GoGear range will be unveiled at this year’s IFA. The GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi has been designed with Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest Android operating system for small portable devices. Philips GoGear Connect 3 brings you high speed internet via Wi-Fi to your finger tips and the opportunity to delve into over 300,000 apps and games available on the Android Market™.
Boasting a bright and capacitive 3.2” touch-screen, you can quickly and easily browse the internet as well as your own selection of games, music and movies. The Google functions like search, Gmail, Google Talk or YouTube are easily accessible from the home screen.
Videos can be enjoyed with high-definition playback up to 720 p. And of course you have wide codec support, which means the GoGear Connect 3 will play almost any music or video format.
Of course the GoGear Connect 3 offers you all the advantages of the Android experience:
- Customizable home screen, keyboard and widgets
- Use as mass storage device
- Easy access to the Android market without need of credit card details
- Unlimited gaming fun
Created with the best in Philips sound technology, including FullSound™, Sound Personalization and Surround for Movies, it delivers the superior sound that the Philips GoGear range is renowned for and is a fantastic new product for all music lovers and gamers.
To perfectly enjoy your music, the GoGear Connect 3 comes with the PC software Philips Songbird, an easy-to-use program that makes syncing music from your PC hassle free. Plus, there’s no need to sort through your music library to find the perfect tracks. Just pick one, click the LikeMusic icon and the Philips patented technology will instantly build a smart playlist by matching music with similar characteristics.
The Philips SimplyShare app enables you to share content through a variety of Philips and third party DLNA enabled products, such as the GoGear Connect 3, Network Music Players, Wi-Fi enabled cameras and photoframes, wireless speakers, home cinema systems or your TV. Between Philips products a simple swipe is enough to watch your personal photos or videos on a larger TV screen, streaming e.g. from your GoGear Connect 3.
Log in with your CNET UK or Facebook account to post a user review, or click Join to create an account
Please log in, register or login with Facebook to add a review or comment
Ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers if you should buy the Philips GoGear Connect 3 with Wi-Fi
More MP3 Players in Crave
About CBS Interactive
Copyright © 2013 CBS Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.