iRiver SPINN 4GB & 8GB PMP now on sale in US

Oct 8, 2008
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iRiver SPINN 4GB & 8GB PMP now on sale in US

iRiver have announced the US launch of their distinctive SPINN PMP, the 4GB and 8GB versions of which go on sale today.  Based around the dual input methods of a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen and a large "spindle" scroll-wheel, the SPINN includes video, music, FM radio and picture viewer functionality, together with voice recording and integrated Bluetooth 2.0 for wireless headsets.

Spindle navigation includes both rotation and the ability to press down the scroll-wheel to select.  Meanwhile the AMOLED display has haptic feedback to confirm when menu items have been selected.  Audio format support is MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG, FLAC (lossless) and APE, while video formats supported include MPEG4, WMV9 and XVID.  Flash games can also be played on the PMP

The launch is a little later than iRiver's own pre-order system suggested: delivery had originally been promised for around October 3rd.  The iRiver SPINN PMP is available now, at iriverinc.com, Amazon.com, J&R and B&H Photo, priced at $249.99 for the 4GB version and $289.99 for the 8GB version. 

Press Release:

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED AND HIGH END SPINN MP4 PLAYER RELEASED BY IRIVER

Leading Brand of Stylish Digital Devices Debuts Metallic Touch-Screen MP4 Player with Groundbreaking Spindle Interface

Irvine, CA. – iriver, the international digital device leader known around the world for its innovative designs, launches the SPINN MP4 Player, the distinctive metallic MP4 player with a brilliant 3.3” AMOLED touch screen and unique spindle interface. Having generated buzz since its preview at CES 2008 with its striking design and impressive roster of capabilities, including video, music, FM radio, picture viewer, voice recording, wireless headset support over Bluetooth 2.0 and more, the SPINN MP4 Player is now available in the U.S. at $249.99 (4GB) and $289.99 (8GB) MSRP.

Sean Oh, Head of U.S. Operations for iriver, said, “We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind, high-end digital device that is truly unique. The SPINN maintains iriver’s signature simplistic design with a metallic silver, expensive look, but incorporates the new SPINN System Technology. The user has multiple options in navigating the device and can control the player using either the unique spindle interface, or the large 3.3” touch screen.”

The SPINN System Technology gives the user the ability to control the device through a spindle on the side of the player. With a simple movement of the thumb, the user can navigate through icons by rotating the spindle and pushing down on it to select options. The player can also be controlled with the touch of a fingertip using the large 3.3” AMOLED touch screen that exudes brilliant color and provides a clear, crisp picture.

The extensive features of the SPINN MP4 Player include:

· 3.3” QVGA AMOLED Touch Screen with Haptic Interface (reactive vibration)

· Spindle Wheel for Unique Operating Interface (use either spindle wheel or touch screen)

· Silver Magnesium Front Case for a lighter and stronger body as well as a gorgeous aesthetic

· Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Headset Support

· Music (MP3, WMA, ASF, OGG, FLAC (lossless), APE)

· Video (MPEG4, WMV9, XVID)

· FM Radio and FM Recording

· Voice Recording

· Photo Viewer, Text Viewer, Flash Games

The iriver SPINN is available at iriverinc.com, Amazon.com, J&R and B&H Photo.

About iriver, Inc.

iriver Inc. is the award-winning producer of iriver digital A/V devices, owned by Reigncom, Ltd., the global digital A/V product powerhouse. Since its founding in 1999, Reigncom has become renowned for its product innovation, style-driven technology, and track record of market dominance. The company’s ever expanding digital product lines include: Multimedia Devices (MP3. MP4, PMP, DMB), Network Devices (Home Media Center, Wi-Fi Network, Navigation products) and Content Devices (E-Dictionary, E-Book). iriver is reinventing itself in 2008 with a host of head-turning devices that will set the design and technology standard for the year to come. For more information on iriver and its product lines, please visit: www.iriver.com.


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