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Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Cowon iAudio 9 PMP gets unboxed

Perhaps it's a 2009 thing and, come the new year, packaging will won't enthral us so, but for now there's a great deal of geeky appeal in how manufacturers choose to present their tech.  Cowon have generally been associated more with audio performance than they have with style, but it looks like some of the "shape up" message is getting through: DAP Review have just taken delivery of the iAudio 9 PMP, and as their unboxing photoset shows there's obviously been a lot of thought put into how it's packaged.

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Cowon iAudio E2 MP3 player gets iconic teaser

Cowon iAudio E2 MP3 player gets iconic teaser

Cowon's next MP3 player has been previewed, and the keyring-style iAudio E2 is already causing no small amount of confusion.  While it ostensibly resembles a screenless PMP in the manner of the iPod shuffle, the row of icons at the top of the Cowon teaser (which you can see full-sized after the cut) does seem to suggest a more complete range of features.

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Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, iriver & more face Tsera touchpad patent lawsuit

Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed.  The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.

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Cowon D2+ PMP tweaked: new GUI

Cowon D2+ PMP tweaked: new GUI

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.

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