iRiver has a new PMP that will be available in Japan in a few weeks called the iRiver X20, which is another nice product from iRiver, but with no features that really that stand out as exceptional from the rest.
The X20 has all the features you would expect in an audio and video playing portable device, including playback of music, MPEG4 and WMV video, and still pictures. The device also has an FM tuner which is almost becoming standard in these types of players, and it has direct recording.
The recording function is always a welcome function for me. It has the ability to record radio through the FM tuner and encode it straight to MP3 files, and it can also record voice with a built in microphone or from a line into the device. Data can be transferred via a USB port, and iRiver states that the device is compatible with Windows OS’s from 98 all the way up to Vista.
The X20 from iRiver will come in capacities of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, and also has a microSD slot to expand memory and transfer files. The actual device is has a very sharp looking black and silver case with dimensions of 8.5mm (W) × 49.0mm (H) ×14.8mm (D) weighing only 71g. The 2.2 inch QVGA display supports 260k colors and a 180 degree viewing angle. Pricing has not yet be set for the X20.