We’re not sure why it didn’t hit Korea first, but the iriver X20 will soon be up for the taking in Japan.
Beginning on February 23rd, the 2.2″ screened player, which supports MPEG-4/WMV and iriver’s standard set of audio formats, will sell for $157 (2GB), $191 (4GB), and $250 (8GB). Not too shabby for a pocket-friendly (3.88″ x 1.93″ x 0.58″) device that packs in a lot of features (FM radio, voice recorder, photo viewer) without sacrificing battery life, which is rated at an impressive 22 hours for music playback.
We’ve been holding off on covering the slew of iriver DAPs appearing at CES in hopes for some hands-on time, but it seems we’ll have to wait like everyone else for the official releases (most of which are unknown). That’s okay, though, because from what we’ve seen and heard, most of the devices should definitely be worth the wait . . . assuming they’ll be available in the U.S., of course.
In the meantime, let’s take a quick look at everything the lovely folks at iriver have in store for us this year.