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CES 2009: iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia device hands-on

CES 2009: iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia device hands-on

iRiver can always be relied on to bring something interesting to CES, and this year is no exception.  The WAVE HOME is this year's multimedia maven, combining local video and music playback, internet access and VoIP voice and messaging into a compact, minimalist desktop unit.  SlashGear stopped by the iRiver booth to spend some hands-on time with the WAVE, and while it might do its darnedest to defy categorisation, that didn't stop us wanting to bring it home.

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iRiver photo frame is capable of MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVI

iRiver photo frame is capable of MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVI

Wrapped in a lovely interchangeable clear acrylic or a brown wooden frame, this iriver Digital Photo Frame takes on digital still and motion images with its WVGA 7-inch LCD display. The 800x480 Framee-L is capable of 200cd/m2 display brightness and 500:1 contrast; it also packs an internal 1GB memory, and supports a variety of memory cards, including SD/MMC/Memory Stick/CF.

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New iRiver Mickey MP3 player can change facial expressions

New iRiver Mickey MP3 player can change facial expressions

The miniature Mickey Mplayer gets a new twist; iRiver puts series of LEDs to work, the cutest singing Mickey now can show up to 20 blinking facial expressions and looks when you alter the functions on the player. An extra GB of storage space is also added on the new models, that’s about 250 songs for music file averages at 4MB each.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 46 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 46 2008

It's been a mobile device bonanza this week, with the AT&T Fuze landing at SlashGear and promptly getting hauled over to the Sprint HTC Touch Pro for a damned good comparing.  Meanwhile HTC have set tongues wagging by fettling a version of the Touch HD for a Russian WiMAX carrier: they assure us that the HTC MAX 4G won't be showing up anywhere else, but forgive us if we're natural sceptics.  Meanwhile Verizon finally confirmed that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 would hit stores on November 24th, priced from $199.99, AT&T released the QuickFire, and Nokia confirmed the open-secret that is the E63 smartphone.

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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Mintpass mintpad 2.8-inch touchscreen WiFi web tablet

Mintpass mintpad 2.8-inch touchscreen WiFi web tablet

It might look like a basic PMP, but actually this is something far cooler: the Mintpass mintpad MP100 is a 3.2oz, palm-sized web tablet, with a 2.86-inch QVGA touchscreen, WiFi b/g, integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam and 4GB of internal storage.  All that in something measuring 3.08 x 2.51 x 0.60 inches.  Best of all, this is no crazy prototype: it's actually available in Korea.

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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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