COWON D2 2G WH Audio Player

Sp3220070418134139“A hi-tech multimedia player by COWON, the D2-2G-WH model aims to further sophisticate the functions of an audio player. Available with a built-in flash memory of 2 GB, this player is microminiature in size – smaller than the palm. The 10,000-color liquid crystal screen of this device enables viewing of animated picture playback of a very high quality. In this player, you can play music in the formats of MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV and APE. It can also playback images compiled in the AVI and WMV formats. The continual playback time of animated picture is ten hours and that of music is a whopping 52 hours. Along with playing your favorite numbers, you can also listen to your selected FM radio stations in this player. The COWON D2-2G-WH has an SD/MMC card for external memory. Users can listen to their music through the chic 16 ohm earphone (37 mW+37mW) that is available with this product. Get hold of this amazing device and you can be on the move with your favorite pictures and music in tow.” via

Low cost UMPC sports swiveling display with Linux?

Sp3220070418134139“Data Evolution Corp (DEC), the company that recently aquired AMD’s PIC (personal Internet computer) design, on April 26 announced its first ultra-mobile PC (UMPC). The Cathena CX is based on an AMD Geode LX800 processor, has a unique swiveling display, and is “aggressively priced,” the company said.DEC will offer the Cathena initially with Windows XP. However, a Linux option seems likely, given that the company supports both Linux and Windows CE on its DECtop product — which it acquired from AMD earlier this year. The company could not be reached by publication time. Compared to most other UMPCs, the Cathena costs less and offers longer battery life — up to five hours, DEC said. However, it also offers less-than-typical processing power, being based on a 500MHz AMD LX800, the same ultra-low-powered x86-compatible SoC that powers the DECtop. Additional touted features include a 7-inch, WVGA (800 x 480 resolution) LCD screen, and a QWERTY keyboard. The device targets “education programs,” according to the company.Interestingly, Data Evolution introduced a Windows CE-powered notebook computer back in 2004; it, too, targeted the education market, along with government services.”Key features and specifications of the Cathena CX, according to the company, include:
Processor — AMD Geode LX800, clocked at 500MHz
Memory — 512MB SDRAM, expandable to 1GB
Storage — built-in 40, 80, or 100GB hard drive
7-inch TFT WVGA (800 x 480) LCD

User input devices:
Passive matrix touch-screen
Built-in touch pad
QWERTY keyboard
5-way directional joystick

Integrated 802.11b/g WiFi
Bluetooth 2.0+ with EDR

Built in stereo speakers
Audio in/out jacks
Volume control

Other input/output ports:
2 x USB 2.0
VGA video out (max. 1600×1200)

Memory card reader (SD/MMC/MS/CF)
Power — Li-Ion battery, approx. 5 hours operation
Size — 8.6 x 6.4 x 1 inches (218 x 163 x 25.4mm)
Weight — 2.2 lbs (990g)” via