The Android operating system competes with the iOS on three fronts – the smartphone, tablet, and last but not least, in the realm of portable media players. While the iPhone does have its fair share of worries from Android-powered devices, the iPad 2 is still miles ahead of its competition, with the iPod touch remaining as the undisputed king of portable media players. Skytex takes a stab at challenging the last hierarchy with their Primer Pocket Android-powered portable media player.

Sporting a 4.3″ display that has multi-touch capabilities, it will also let you connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi – too bad there is no 3G support for anywhere, anytime connection. We are rather surprised to see it run on Android 2.2 Froyo when the Gingerbread update has already been released for many new smartphones now, some even right out of the box.

Other hardware specifications of the Primer Pocket include 4GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot that expands its memory capacity by another 16GB, tops. The mini-alphanumeric keypad does make the Primer Pocket look rather out of place though. It will arrive this August 18th at just $99 a pop – certainly this highly attractive price point will have its fair share of admirers. [Press Release]

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