Cowon have announced an updated version of their D2 PMP, the Cowon D2+, with the same touchscreen control as the original but a newly tweaked OS. The D2+ has an integrated DMB digital TV tuner, video and audio playback, together with an ebook reader, flash player and up to 52 hours battery life.
Cowon have officially announced the L3 combination PMP and GPS navigator, with a 7-inch touchscreen display, dual-core processor (each core running at 480MHz) and DMB digital TV. First spotted back in August last year, the L3's sizable display runs at 800 x 480 WVGA with 128MB of SDRAM, 4GB of storage and an SD card.
After Friday's confirmation of the Cowon S9 Curve's UK release, now it's the turn of the US to get the touchscreen AMOLED PMP. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the S9 will be available from December 19th, priced at $199.99 and $239.99 respectively. That gets you a 3.3-inch, 16m color 480 x 272 touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.0 with stereo A2DP support and a bevy of supported audio and video formats.
Last we heard, Cowon's S9 PMP was experiencing "problems in production" and delayed, outside of Korea at least, until early in 2009. Now, though, UK availability for the AMOLED touchscreen media player has been confirmed [pdf link], with the 8GB and 16GB versions launching on December 15th. It's with no small amount of fanfare, either; they're suggesting it could be the best sounding MP3 player to date.
Cowon's S9 Curve PMP was meant to have launched in Europe by the beginning of last month, but the slinky media player is still yet to arrive. However the latest news is pointing to "problems in production" delaying the Korean release to December 2008, with availability outside of there pushed back to 2009. Cowon themselves have issued a new release regarding the Korean launch, where the 3.3-inch AMOLED display PMP will be priced at 219,000 won ($150) for the 4GB, 259,000 won ($178) for the 8GB, and 309,000 won ($212) for the 16GB.
More details, including GUI screenshots, after the cut
Cowon have released a new version of the SDK for their O2 PMP, allowing developers to create third-party apps for the device without needing to actually have the O2 to hand. The software now includes an emulator, which means new code can be tested more readily rather than needing to transfer it to the PMP itself.
If you've been waiting for the O2, you're in luck. Cowon has officially announced the release of their O2 touchscreen portable media player today and it packs in quite a few features.
Cowon have announced European pricing for their O2 media player, announced at IFA 2008 and set to launch in November 2008. The O2 has a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 touchscreen, T-DMB digital TV tuner and 8, 16 or 32GB of internal storage that can be augmented via an SD/SDHC slot. Prices start from €289.99 ($400).
Cowon's S9 Curve PMP is set to launch in Germany by the end of October, according to the company's regional webpage. The S9 has a 3.3-inch widescreen 16m color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, running at 480 x 272, and will initially be available in 8GB and 16GB versions with a 32GB model following later.