updated 09:55 am EDT, Mon March 19, 2007
Cowon D2 Reaches US
Cowon today confirmed that it would release the Cowon D2 within the US. Most of the features of the Korean version remain intact, which are highlighted by a 2.5-inch, 16 million-color touchscreen that serves as the main interface and keeps the player small. The Korean jukebox creator also pushes the sheer longevity and power of the D2 with an exceptionally long 52 hours of music playback, 10 hours of video, and 74mW output that helps drive sensitive headphones. FM radio and line-in recording are also supported, though T-DMB mobile TV is dropped due to the lack of US networks.
The D2 is shipping with 2GB ($190) and 4GB ($220) of internal flash memory for storage; however, an SDHC card slot lets owners add as much as 8GB of extra space for more audio and video clips. Either version is available now for Linux, Mac, and Windows users at JetMail and should appear in retail shops soon.