iRiver Wave WiFi phone on sale in Korea

Dec 1, 2008
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iRiver's parent company Reigncom and Korean cellular carrier KT have announced the release of the iRiver Wave, seemingly jumping the previously publicized March 9th 2009 launch.   The handset - which includes WiFi for media streaming, internet access and VoIP - will initially be available at ten "iRiver Zones" in Korea, before more mainstream availability.

The Wave has a a 3-inch, 480 x 272 touchscreen and in addition to mobile media (including audio downloads) has an FM radio and e-dictionary.  Internal storage is 4GB, expanded via miniSD, and the handset comes preloaded with access to the Bugs Music Service for on-device media downloads.  The media player can handle MP3, WMA, OGG and MPEG 1/2/2.5 audio files, and MPEG-4 (30fps 480 x 272) video files.

It's unclear what price the Korean carrier is asking for the Wave.  As usual, there's no word on a release in the US or Europe.

[via AVING]


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