It looks like November won’t just be about turkey and cranberry sauce this year. Crave, CNET’s gadget blog, just received word that Cowon America plans to release 4GB versions of their iAudio F2, U3, and T2 digital audio players sometime next month for an undisclosed price.
Sure, it’s not up to speed with Apple, SanDisk, and Creative’s 8GB flash DAPs, but it’s a whole lot better than the 2GB capacities that used to max out the iAudio line. And that’s something to be thankful for.
No, Cowon didn’t enter the mobile phone market. Even though you may be tempted to pick up the new iAudio F2 and start dialing, we assure you that this little guy (2.87″ x 1.37″ x 0.66″) is actually a flash-based DAP that supports a bevy of codecs: MP3, WAV, WMA, ASF, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC. The F2 is really all about the music, but if your eyes are in tip-top shape, you can view photos, read text, and watch videos on the 1.3-inch display (260K colors, 128 x 160).
Other features include an FM radio and recorder, 22-hour battery life, and voice recorder. Details on availability and pricing are sketchy, but you’ll be able to select from 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB versions once the device hits stores. (Engadget is reporting that the 2GB model can be yours for $187 beginning September 22.)
[Product Page via dapreview | iAudiophile]