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iRiver wave cellphone gets March 9th Korean launch date

iRiver wave cellphone gets March 9th Korean launch date

iRiver's touchscreen cellphone - which the company coyly described as a "proof of concept" when first showing it back at CES 2008 in January - is in fact set for release on Korean network KT come March 9th 2009.  The handset - called 'wave' - is based around a 3-inch, 480 x 272 touchscreen and has the usual mixture of high-speed cellular internet access and WiFi, together with PMP, FM radio and e-dictionary functionality.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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