LG UP3: Shiny, tiny, in the U.K. sometimey
The media player is an odd creature in that it's small, yet not tiny; it's got room for a large screen, but doesn't have one.
LG's latest MP3 player, the UP3, takes all the look and feel of the or the we saw at IFA. Its shiny all-metal casing houses a player that can play MP3, WMA, OGG (w00t!) and ASF video files. Video may cause a little eyestrain on such a tiny 65,000-color OLED screen, the resolution of which is currently unknown.
The UP3 will come in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB capacities and costs about 45 pounds (around $93) in South Korea. Currently there's no U.K. launch date, but such a release would compete with the iPod shuffle, Creative's lovely Zen Stone Plus, and even .
The UP3 is an odd creature in that it's small, yet not tiny; it's got room for a large screen, but doesn't have one. This perplexed reporter wonders exactly what market this player is aimed at. If that screen was extended to fill the whole body it'd make a superb mini video player. But with such a small screen, why not make it ultra tiny and shrink the aluminium body down half the size? That'd look pretty damn sweet!
Whatever market LG's aiming for, the UP3 is still cute. Rest assured we'll keep you posted on more news about it.