Looks like Panny's
not the only company showing off their Blu-ray
in Japan today. IODATA's got two of their own: the internal BRD-UM2, and external USB BRD-AM2B, which
will go for ¥110,250 and ¥121,800, respectively (that's $942 US and $1,041 US, also respectively). Looks like
these will also burn dual-layer BD-R and BD-RE media, as well as your usual DVD±RW and CD-RW, and will even beat
Panasonic's offering to market by a solid 9 days with a June 1st release date. So keep an eye out with your favorite
gadget importer and keep that credit card clean.