The eye-catching design of the iriver NV is not one easily overlooked. After taking in the 7-inch WVGA screen and unique raised, yet depressible, circular control overlapping the frame, allow me to explain why style is far from all that should impress you.
Nothing short of a comprehensive feature set is offered by iriver’s latest product. Primarily a GPS navigation device, the NV features DMB (over-the-air digital television), playback of an abundant list of video and audio formats (MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, AC3, AVI, ASF, MPEG-4, Divx, Xvid, WMV, and H.264), FM transmitter, GPS camera, and 2W stereo speakers.
Perhaps it’s just me, but with dual SD card slots, a display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and impressive format support, at least on paper (and with no word on pricing) the NV appears to trump the competition.