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Cowon iAudio 7 Flash MP3 player announced

Portable media player manufacturer Cowon has announced the release of a new MP3 player called the iAudio 7.

Photo of Cowon iAudio 7.
The Cowon iAudio 7--same great looks as the iAudio 6, now with Flash memory and an incredibly long battery life. Cowon America, Inc.

One of our favorite MP3 players is getting an upgrade. Cowon announced the iAudio 7 today in Korea, updating their micro-drive iAudio 6 player to a lighter, leaner flash-based player. The update includes a significant jump in battery life, from 20 hours to a remarkable 60 hours. The iAudio 6 supports standard audio formats such as MP3, AAC, WMA, ASF, WAV, and even beloved (yet rarely supported) formats such as OGG and FLAC. It looks as though many of the great features of its predecessor have been maintained, including line-in recording, voice recording, video playback, BBE sound enhancer, and its unique touch-scroll interface.

Korea will see the player mid-July, unveiled in 4GB and 8GB capacities, and priced at $182 and $246, respectively. No word on whether this will ever reach the U.S., however.

(via AkihabaraNews)