updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed October 4, 2006
Cowon iAudio P5
Those who find the new iAudio N2 too ungainly as a multi-role media player will soon have the choice of a more portable system. Photos have appeared on the company's official forums that confirm the existence of the unannounced iAudio P5. In contrast to the almost excessively large N2, the P5 has a more reasonable 5-inch touchscreen but loses very few of the flagship model's features. Southeast Asians can watch mobile TV on the handheld thanks to a built-in DMB receiver; GPS navigation is also built-in for the player's likely role as car navigator. Not mentioned for the earlier model is the P5's support for HSDPA broadband, an important feature for busy Koreans who may need to browse the Internet as well as watch TV during their commutes home. A Korean release for the holidays is very likely.