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

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.

iRiver SPINN hands-on at IFA 2008: watch out iPod touch

iRiver SPINN hands-on at IFA 2008: watch out iPod touch

iRiver's SPINN PMP keeps pulling in the kudos, and our hands-on at IFA 2008 didn't do anything to make us doubt it.  Even a strange leather flip-case that looked like it was held on with medical tape couldn't disguise a casing that, arguably, is more attractive than that of the iPod touch.  It's the interface, though, which makes the SPINN such a joy, and a lot of that is down to the incredibly tactile scroll wheel.

iRiver SPINN PMP: just as tactile as expected

iRiver SPINN PMP: just as tactile as expected

While those of us not in the UK or Korea look on enviously, Crave UK have been busy playing with iRiver's SPINN PMP.  Though it's merely a preliminary hands-on, for the moment it sounds like everything we thought about the SPINN is true: the AMOLED display really is that crisp, colorful and lovely; the wheel controller is a good addition to the touchscreen; and yes, not having expandable memory (beyond the max 16GB installed) is frustrating.

iRiver SPINN GUI explored on video

iRiver SPINN GUI explored on video

We already knew iRiver's SPINN PMP looked great from the outside, but thanks to this YouTube video we now know that they've done some good work with the GUI too.  Primary control is shared between the tactile-looking dial (that gives the PMP its name) and the touchscreen, which has haptic feedback.

iRiver SPINN PMP

iRiver SPINN PMP

The iRiver SPINN looks really amazing on the outside and in. It has a 3.2” TFT LCD screen, FM tuner, digital recorder and an e-book.

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