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Old 12-22-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Cowon Plenue Z2 gets FCC'ed



How could this get past us?

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/22/c...ase-hides-its/


A new (media player)/something called Z˛ is being introduced to the US?

So why could this fly under the radar for so long and not get picked up by any gadget site first? mysterious.

anyone have ideas what this is?
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:37 PM
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Maybe it's the Cowon D3 with less... slow.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:44 PM
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...and for less "green" too? i'm getting all mushy in the brain and sweaty in the hands just thinking about an 32+ GB Android Cowon PMP for 150 bucks.


ofc it's all wet dreams, but hey, as long as i can dream the world doesn't seem so black and appley.
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I'll kick my own ass if it's true!!! My SGP 5.0 is good, but a Cowon running Android CORRECTLY will KILL IT!!! BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:21 PM
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:05 PM
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Hmm, I hope this turns out well.
I need to grab a new player now that I've lost my J3...
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:20 PM
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Is it just me or does it look like that rectangle on the back is a clip? If so wouldn't that defeat the "unibody construction?"
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Hmm, based upon my math, it should be a 5 inch screen.

It's about 12 cm by 6 cm. So then you can use that to get the dlength of the line from one corner to the next. 12 squared plus 6 squared gives you 144+36=180.

Square root that and you get 13.4 cm across the diagonal of the screen.

Convert that to inches and you get just about 5.2 inches. Take a bit of that off for the bezel and you get 5 inches.

Unless I've magically screwed up the whole thing, because I did fail high school math several times...

But still, 5 inches is the norm for small tablets.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:35 AM
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"Z2" looks like an answer to Sony's Android-based Z1000 series, and sized to answer Samsung's Galaxy 5.0 WiFi.
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Is it just me or does it look like that rectangle on the back is a clip? If so wouldn't that defeat the "unibody construction?"
No clip that I see and per the label your right about the 1 piece body. Should be interesting to see what comes but not enough info yet to make a solid guess.
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A correctly done Cowon Android device has me excited! I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one,... ANDROID w/a slammin' EQ - EXCELLENT!!! But it needs full market access or its a waste,...and without the "slow".
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A correctly done Cowon Android device has me excited! I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one,... ANDROID w/a slammin' EQ - EXCELLENT!!! But it needs full market access or its a waste,...and without the "slow".
Let's hope they learn from the D3.

Strangely, some of the words they use to describe it ("unibody, extreme simplicity", etc.) just makes me think about Apple products...
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... just makes me think about Apple products...
Let's hope not ...
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By the time it shows up the competition will be sporting Tegra 3s, screens with higher resolution than your PC monitor, and batteries that last 16 hours with WiFi on. Something about the D3 and Cowon makes me think the new one will come out (next year) with this year's specs.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:19 PM
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Dimensions are close from the Plenue D3. I'll bet for a ~4.3" screen (max...).
I hope it would be a bit more than an updated D3 with a Telechips TCC880x , 512MB RAM and 35 hours of music with one charge fitted into an unibody cover.
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How about this?

http://translate.google.com/translat...ed=0CDoQ7gEwAA
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I'm hoping that they learned from their previous mistakes (mainly having a severly underpowered chipset).
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By the time it shows up the competition will be sporting Tegra 3s, screens with higher resolution than your PC monitor, and batteries that last 16 hours with WiFi on. Something about the D3 and Cowon makes me think the new one will come out (next year) with last year's specs.
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Hmm, based upon my math, it should be a 5 inch screen.
and yet they can only fit a 3.7"?
it's not the screen size i'm mad about, it's the footprint.

all i want is a good android mp3 player. just one.

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