updated 03:15 pm EDT, Thu July 12, 2007
Cowon D2 16GB in Works
Cowon could be one of the first media player makers to jump to 16GB, say French sources. Both the company's D2 touchscreen player and the more conventional iAudio 7 may both see the upgrade before the end of the year, giving the Korean firm the most flash storage ever in a media player should Apple, SanDisk, and others not update their own devices. The existence of an SDHC card slot on the D2 could also expand capacity even further to at least 24GB using today's cards and further still with later improvements.
A release date and a price for the expanded D2 were not forthcoming, but the purported source notes that an 8GB version of the D2 will also be available to at least double the 4GB cap set when Cowon first released the jukebox several months ago. Reports have also surfaced of a seventh-generation update to the company's hallmark player, the iAudio X7, being announced in early September with 40GB and 80GB models but a currently unknown feature set. [via Generation MP3]