About a month ago we speculated on whether or not a 16GB Cowon D2 was in the works. The player has now shown up on jetmall.net which is Cowon’s official US reseller, so it’s safe to say this is for real.
The biggest surprise has to be the price – and by that I don’t mean it’s high. The 16GB D2 sells for only $240 with free shipping, which isn’t the cheapest 16GB option around but also far from the most expensive. Add $70 bucks and you’ll get a 16GB SDHC card that will make it a total of 32GB for $310.
To take a quick look at the rest of the 16GB club, the current prices are: Creative Zen 16GB $180 (Amazon), Sansa View 16GB $150 (Amazon), Sony NWZ-A729 16GB $290 (Amazon) and Sony NWZ-A829 16GB $320 (Amazon). The Samsung P2 16GB has just been released in Europe and is expected to arrive in the US soon for about $300.