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Cowon's iAudio X5 media player make a rare appearance

Ryan Block, @ryan
Cowon iAudio X5

In the grand Engadget tradition of obsessing over (Cowon's) next moves, we've been foaming at the mouth over the forthcoming eventually maybe some day soon we're not telling when iAudio M5, and it's multimedia-centric older sister, the X5. And wouldn't you know it, they've been showing the X5 around town right behind our backs. What can we expect? Not too much different from before (no official word on the video codec support, but the A2 will support DivX, Xvid, and WMV) but we can expect sizes ranging from 20 to 60GB, and that sweet 1.8-inch 240k color 160 x 128 screen. As before, on the audio end it'll play back OGG, FLAC, MP3, and WMA, and will also feature USB 2.0 On-The-Go. Too bad we can't seem to convince them to cut down that screen-hump before release (hey man, no excuses—for inspiration why not take a page out of the Gmini 400's book?).

[Via DAPreview]

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