The new Udea Expert 300W by JCHyun is the world’s first multimedia e-dictionary to have 802.11b/g wi-fi, Bluetooth, T-DMB, and an FM radio. Powered by Windows CE 5.0 Professional, the 10.6-ounce clamshell won a red dot design award this year and, in addition to its already impressive wireless connectivity, features a 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, 2GB internal storage, SD card expansion slot (up to 8GB), TV-Out, stereo speakers, USB host (mass storage, HDD, and keyboard support), PDF viewer, and respectable codec support for videos, music, Flash content, and photos.
The Expert 300W’s electronic dictionary functions include "82 contents" in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish.
This isn’t the first e-dictionary to have wi-fi or to run on Windows CE 5.0, but it’s certainly one of the most stylish and versatile ones. Its supported Bluetooth profiles (A2DP, FTP, AVRCP), integrated T-DMB, and ability to connect to various USB peripherals make the Expert 300W much more than just a run-of-the-mill device for students to study for the TOEIC.
Included with the 5.6" x 3.7" x 0.9" unit are a 4GB SDHC card, silicone earbuds with three sets of tips, drawstring carrying pouch, stylus, AC adapter, USB host adapter, USB 2.0 cable, line-in cable, polishing cloth, product manual, and software CD.
Neither the press release nor the product page mentions the MSRP, but AVING USA reported yesterday that suggested pricing is 418,000 KRW (about $385). Too bad the Sharp Zaurus isn’t being made anymore; it would’ve been nice to see a new one with Udea Expert 300W specs (and more internal memory).