More details on Cowon's W2 MID have emerged, complete with a release date for Korea. As of January 25th, buyers there will be able to pick up the W2 in one of four different versions; each has a 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 LCD touchscreen and Intel Atom 1.33GHz processor. Contrary to our initial expectations, however, Cowon have gone with traditional hard-drives rather than SSD storage.
Gadgets leaked by text are far less exciting than blurry, hurriedly-snapped photos, but we won't turn up our noses at a preview no matter the method. It now appears that Cowon have a touchscreen MID in the works, the Cowon W2, according to a test page at the Bluetooth SIG, though specifications are still scant.
Cowon are best known for their PMPs - which often have tip-top audio quality - but it seems the lure of the MID is just too strong. The company have unveiled a new 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 Atom-based MID at CES 2010, the Cowon W2, running Windows 7 on a 1.33GHz processor with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and a brushed aluminum body.