updated 10:45 am EST, Wed March 7, 2007
Zenum Organum Player
Zenum today previewed the Organum. Hoping to compete in the music player field through sheer style, the Swiss firm's player is exceptionally thin and hides controls on the sides. Its features are slightly broader than its obvious parallel in Apple's iPod nano: while MP3/WAV/WMA music and BMP/JPEG photo support are expected in most players, the Organum includes a hidden microphone for voice recording and a larger 1.8-inch LCD. Zenum anticipates releasing the finished player with 2GB of flash storage by the end of this year.
The firm may also use next week's CeBIT expo in Germany to finalize the Opus Operis, its full-keyboard designer smartphone. The company had originally intended a November launch but pushed the device to a spring launch following unexplained delays. [via Unwired View]