Support MP3, WMA and AAC audio files
Kenwood Japan has revived its Media Keg line of personal media players. Renowned for their high quality audio, it has been some time since it has launched a new Media Keg model. The latest addition to the Kenwood Media Keg fold is the MG-G508, which comes in a five colors choices.
Eschews flash storage for larger spinning platter
Korea’s Cowon has debuted the X7 Personal Media Player in its home market. The device combines a 4.3-inch touchscreen with up to a 160GB traditional spinning hard drive. It is battery can deliver up to 103 hours of music or up 10 hours of video playback. It is also equipped with Bluetooth, a radio tuner and a TV-out port.
iRiver to show new PMPs
In addition to the Spinn recently unveiled by iRiver, the company is also getting ready to show off new devices at the upcoming IFA 2008 exhibition in Berlin, introducing the P20 and M3 in the process. The Korean consumer electronics maker's P20 packs a 16 million color 4.1-inch AMOLED touch-screen display and 80GB or optional 120GB capacity drive.
UPOP UMPC-like PMP
Korean company UPOP recently unveiled its first device, a PMP with specifications that are akin to that of a ultra portable laptop, rather than a portable media player. Despite it's miniscule size, the player comes loaded with 30 or 60GB of storage, plus the option for additional space by way of SD cards. The tiny device is similar in design to the Sidekick, but slightly larger, and is navigable with the included stylus and built-in keyboard. Unfortunately the device is only available in Korea, so pricing and availability were not available for North America.