By Evan Ackerman
Thinking about a new PMP? Before you run down to the nearest Apple store and join their legions of mindless hipsters (full disclosure: I am the proud owner of a new iPhone), have a look at the Cowon S9 Curve, which has a whole bunch of impressive features packed snugly underneath an absolutely gorgeous 3.3-inch 480 x 272 16 million color, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Mmmmm, AMOLED… More colors, more brightness, more contrast, better viewing angle, faster response time… It’s where it’s at, yo.
The rest of the player is no slouch, either, with a 500 mHz dual core processor, 8 or 16 gig capacities (with 32 gigs on the way), stereo bluetooth, FM, USB and TV out, and an 8 hour video / 40 hour audio battery. There’s no word on price, but I would expect it to be in the same ballpark as (but perhaps slightly more expensive than) an iPod touch. Competitively in there, anyway. Should be available in the US by the middle of this month, but we’ll see.
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