updated 01:00 pm EDT, Thu September 27, 2007
Toshiba Gigabeat V41
Toshiba's Japan headquarters has updated its line of Gigabeat media players, now complemented by the V41. The player has 4GB of internal memory, but can expand this with SD or SDHC cards for much greater amounts. SDHC cards may in fact be vital, because one of the player's key functions is streaming 1Seg TV, which can be recorded through a program guide for a total of 20 hours or 99 shows' worth, whichever comes first. Clips are viewed on a 3.5-inch LCD with 260,000 colors.
The operating system is based on Windows Mobile, and allows users to play MP3, WAV, and WMA/WMA-9 Lossless audio. Video however is restricted to the WMV format, and only JPEG images can be loaded. The V41 comes in navy, gold and black colors, and should go on sale October 19th for 29,800 yen ($258). [via Impress Watch]