iRiver’s NV PMP / navigator hits Korean shelves

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As far as elegant design goes, it doesn’t get much classier than the iRiver NV, the oversized jog wheel havin’, GPS sportin’, DMB streamin’, music and video playin’, Swiss-army-knife of devices. Apparently, the NV has gone from geek-lust fantasy to pocketbook-lightening reality this week, as iRiver officially released the player / navigator to Korean audiences. In case you’ve forgotten the details, the NV rocks a 7-inch, 800 x 480 screen (plus a small PMOLED display on the wheel), a 1.3-megapixel camera, utilizes a “dual core” processor, runs on top of Windows CE 5.0, and does all the typical media playback (OGG, MP3, WMA, XviD, AVI, AAC, and so on). The player also boasts T-DMB, a SiRFStar III GPS chip, two SD slots, stereo speakers, and USB connectivity. The wonder-device is on sale now in Korea for 498,000 Won, or about $536. Cross your fingers and maybe (but probably not) we’ll see this puppy Stateside. For now, check all the NV’s angles in the gallery after the break.


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