Cowon has long been a stalwart brand of the PMP scene and with its latest device, the D3 Plenue Android media player, the company is looking to stir things up with an impressive mix of design and features. Branded as a "Prestige" high-end PMP, the D3 instantly strikes a chord with its impressive 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive touch screen wrapped in a simple but very sleek design.
The rest of the comprehensive features stay in the premium mold in the form of full HD 1080p video playback, 8/16/32GB local storage, b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, T-DMB and FM radio receivers, recording capabilities, VoIP, MicroSD support, integrated speaker and G-sensor, and Cowon's JetEffect 3.0 and BBE sound enhancement features with 39 presets. The device has the company's traditional wide video/audio codec support (including Ogg Vorbis and FLAC) and runs Android 2.1 out of the box, but like many of its PMP contemporaries doesn't appear to include access to Android Market.
Available for pre-order from Amazon now with a price of $369.99, it looks like the prestige branding has also been carried over to the price. But with its gorgeous AMOLED screen, exceptional codec support, and other premium media features, the Cowon D3 is one of the few current options for a dedicated, full featured PMP running the Android OS. The actual shipping date is currently scheduled for February 15th.
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