Philips outs new GoGear Ariaz and Opus PMPs

Philips has just emerged from the novelty gadget names factory and has brought with it two new PMPs to satisfy the needs of iPod–haters everywhe

The Ariaz crams in Philips' FullSound tech, offering beefed up sound, as well as a 2in LCD and support for all your MP3s and WMAs, plus an FM radio. It's being handed over in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB flavours, with prices kicking off around the £79 mark.

The real story here though is the Opus. With a bigger 2.8in screen, it rocks sideloading support for BBC iPlayer, just as like its aging siblings. There'll be 8GB, 16GB and 32GB editions, with prices starting around £100 for the 8GB version.

Again, there's an FM tuner, although you can expect a spot of Bluetooth here too, making it easier to transfer your snaps and tunes and the like.