updated 04:25 pm EDT, Mon August 13, 2007
Atree on Monday upped the ante on electronic dictionaries with the UM10. Small enough to fit in a pocket courtesy of a 3-inch screen, the display still has a 480x272 screen large enough for the company's 100,000-word English/Korean dictionary as well as reading Office documents or displaying photos. But media playback is a specialty, Atree says; the fold-up device handles MPEG-4 and WMV video clips alongside MP3, WMA, and OGG audio. DMB tuning is also available in Korea for digital TV broadcasts while FM radio is accessible almost everywhere.
No prices are currently available for the e-dictionary, but models are available with either 2GB or 4GB of built-in flash storage depending on how much space is needed for media extras. Any version can expand its memory by as much as 2GB through a microSD card. Shipments are expected soon in Korea but are not officially planned for the States. [via Akihabara]