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iRiver Spinn: Juicy new details and launch info

We've heard nothing from iRiver since CES, but deets of its Clix 2 successor -- the Spinn -- have come into Crave's hands and we're extremely excited about this slick new MP3 player

You may remember the iRiver Spinn from our coverage back at CES in January. What we couldn't tell you about the official successor to the popular Clix 2 is its UK release date. But we can now: August.

Out of the whole new iRiver line-up, the Spinn is the one we're most excited about, despite its daft name. The model will still be coming in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities and with DAB radio in the UK, as well as Bluetooth. It'll also support Adobe Flash video and comes with a 3D acceleration chip, to give its interface a more fluid feel on the 81mm (3.2-inch) 480x272-pixel AMOLED screen.

The MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG-4 simple profile and WMV media formats are confirmed as being supported, but we can now tell you battery life is rated at a fairly average 25 hours for audio, five hours for video and four hours of digital radio listening.

We'll be bringing you our hands-on report as soon as humanly possible, and the Spinn will be available from our chums at Advanced MP3 Players when it goes on sale in August for an as-yet unconfirmed price. Watch this space. -Nate Lanxon

Update: Read our full iRiver Spinn review here.