iRiver B100 wants you to 'touch the supreme sound', pedants grumble

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It's been some time since we heard much from iRiver but the PMP maker is keeping busy with the snow-white B100. This capacitive touchscreen media player will offer up to 36 hours of music playback, or eight and a half hours of video watching. The 3.1-inch TFT screen has a resolution of 320 x 480, but it's backed up by a (relatively) long list of media codecs, including OGG, WAV, APE and ASF compatibility. If you're sick of limited playback options, you might want to consider downscaling those screen-size desires for improved format freedom. The PMP launches today, with prices starting at 11,800 yen (around $144) for the 4GB model, while the 8GB version will set you back 13,800 yen (around $168) at online Japanese retailer, Rakuten. The Google-translated PR awaits your quizzical looks below.
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Touch the Supreme Sound
High-spec audio player with a touch capacitive display AFFS
New release of iriver "B100" 4GB/8GB
April 6, 2012 on sale (Fri)


Mouse Computer Co., Ltd. (President & CEO gate Hisashi Komatsu, Headquarters: Tokyo, computer mouse below) has adopted a 3.1-inch touch display AFFS capacitance, high-quality digital audio player of commitment pulled up earphone design, iriver " (Friday), and Rakuten store iriver e (http://www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/iriver-jp/), leading nationwide April 6, 2012 4GB/8GB models of B100 " will be launched sequentially at retail electronics stores, specialty stores and personal computer. Direct sales price, 4GB: yen 11,800, 8GB: 13,800 yen. Will begin accepting reservations ahead of Rakuten iriver e store from Friday, March 30.

Computer mouse, listen to the voice of the user actively in the future, the expansion of recognition, "iriver" brand wide-ranging lineup of portable devices, and for gaining market share, a strategic product introductions in the Japanese market we will strive.

B100 product name

Iriver brand
4GB/8GB built-in memory
Color White
/ 8GB song about 960: about 1,920 songs * 1 4GB recording the number of music files that can be
About 36 hours continuous music playback time * 2
Approximately 8.5 hours continuous video playback time * 5
3.1-inch body display (320x480) AFFS-TFT Kara - liquid crystal (touch panel capacitance)
76.0MHz ~ 108.0MHz FM frequency band
(Tax included) 4GB iRiver direct price: £ 13,800: / 8GB 11,800 yen
* If you save (format MP3) 128Kbps compression rate on four minutes per song and a.
* 2.MP3, 128Kbps, if the volume 15, EQ Normal, off-screen
* If 5.MPEG4, 480x320, 30fps, 1Mbps, MP3, 128Kbps, 10 brightness of the screen, volume 20