"It suffers from many common PVP ailments, but the HDD space is nice!"3.5 starson by jjesusfreak01
Pros: Can have a large Hard Drive, has a higher res screen than Windows Mobile Media Centers, and plays many formats.
Cons: No card slots, very bad resolution to size ratio for the screen.
Summary: In my opinion, this is yet another failed try at making the perfect PVP. If they were not going for perfect, they may have succeeded.
As I list, though the screen has a higher resolution than Windows Mobile based PVPs, it is still too low. I believe this is about the same resolution of a Sony PSP. The problem is that this is not high enough. There is one PVP out now (The Epson P-2000), which has a VGA screen, and the Creative Zen Vision which will soon be released will also have a VGA screen. Both of these have smaller screens, but at 7 inches, the slighly lower than HVGA screen does not cut it.
On the storage side, 100GB is very impressive. That is the highest I have seen for a PVP. Where the problem is is not with the storage, but rather connectivity. Though it has "host" drivers to connect with devices, it has no card slots. You may say, "why does this matter?". For some people, it may not, but if you are one of those people who like to offload pictures from your camera, and you take alot of pictures, you may want to conserve the battery on your camera. Only having these drivers forces you to use your cameras battery to offload the pictures.
To sum it up, this player is perfect if you want to load gobs of media onto your PVP for trips and such, and you dont mind the lower resolution. If you want to use it primarily for downloading pictures, this is not the player for you, but it does look like a nice player. We'll have to wait for some "in hand" reviews.