By David Ponce
Pocket dictionaries are usually pretty drab affairs. You might see them in the hands of glasses-clad overachieving Asian students on an exchange program, whose idea of fun might include a heated game of Sudoku or something (pardon the stereotype). That being said, they’re useful as hell and if you’re going to be needing one, you might as well try to have a little fun too.
That’s the thinking behind iRiver’s D20, dubbed “Dicple ?”. On top of 24 dictionaries, it also features an MP3 player and an FM tuner. It handles MP3, WMA, ASF and OGG file formats, and displays GIF/JPG/BMP files on a very nice 4.3″ 262k color LCD TFT. It’s a little on the bulky side of things, at 370 grams, but hey, it’s a pocket dictionary, not… well, not something that should be smaller.
No word on price.