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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 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.

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 P35 GUI video demo

iRiver P35 GUI video demo

iRiver's P35 PMP could possibly be the company's most MID-like device to date, with a 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen good not only for audio and video playback but, in the model with WiFi b/g, a full internet browser.  We're still waiting to hear the final judgment on the P35 from a full review, but until then this video demo of the PMP's GUI and functionality will tide us over.

Video demo after the cut

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iRiver P20 PMP hands-on: Unintuitive & disappointing

iRiver P20 PMP hands-on: Unintuitive & disappointing

If iRiver nailed the interface of the SPINN, they seem to have come undone with that of the P20.  The hard-drive based player is big, blunt-edged and the controls manage to make it look rather like an analog FM radio.  Dual scroll-wheels - one horizontal, one vertical - coupled with a separate 'OK' button and a touchscreen that's inset slightly too far for comfort make it a tricky PMP to navigate.

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