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iRiver tries touchscreen players with SPINN

updated 07:55 am EDT, Tue July 29, 2008

iRiver SPINN Official

iRiver today officially unveiled its turn at a touchscreen device with the Korean appearance of the SPINN. The machined aluminum player earns its name through a dial that allows quick scrolling through a radio-like interface, tuning built-in FM radio or DMB mobile TV, and scrubbing through video. However, it also hands over control in many areas to a more advanced, 3.3-inch active matrix OLED (or AMOLED) touchscreen that produces more colors and better blacks than an LCD.

Aside from its input and mobile broadcast features, the SPINN plays videos in MPEG-4 and WMV as well as audio in rarer formats like APE, FLAC, and OGG in addition to MP3 and WMA. It can also handle offline Flash games and other content through Flash Lite 2.1.

The player's debut in its home country sees it ship in models with 4GB or 8GB of flash storage at prices equivalent to $256 and $296 respectively. International releases haven't been revealed, though the iRiver device has been spotted in FCC testing that would clear it for use in the US. North American versions of iRiver players typically strip out DMB TV when present and lower the price.




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  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -12

    Give it up already!

    What a waste of resources by these pathetic companies that try to deliver something no one wants. What's the point of this device? What does it integrate with? What world is it part of? What's the point? Its dead before it even comes out. Unless you're a complete r*****, buying anything like this is like throwing your money down the sewers!

  1. mexicali100

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    DMB mobile TV

    I don't know what DMB is (Dave Matthew's Band TV?) but I need a device that can receive Digital Broadcast Television. Even if it were just the audio. My options here in the US stink. I wonder if one of those Phones will work here in the US.

  1. mexicali100

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    DMB mobile TV

    I don't know what DMB is (Dave Matthew's Band TV?) but I need a device that can receive Digital Broadcast Television. Even if it were just the audio. My options here in the US stink. I wonder if one of those korean Phones with a Digital TV tuner will work here in the US?

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