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dfkt 12-23-2010 09:29

The Cowon D3 Becomes Reality
 
For some reason, I can't post a new thread in the news section of the forum, so here goes: http://anythingbutipod.com/2010/12/t...comes-reality/

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Quote:

After years of speculation, the Cowon D3 becomes real… sort of. We still have no photos of it, but we know it will be a 3.7″ 800480 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen device, running on Android 2.1. It will have Wifi and Bluetooth and should be available with up to 32GB internal memory and a MicroSDHC slot.

Of course this new D3 has nothing to do with the D2 and D2+ at all, same as the recently released Cowon X7 doesn’t bear any resemblance to the venerable X5. However, the D3 sure sounds way more exciting than the X7. Can’t wait to hear/see more. Hopefully it will be the first Android device with BBE sound enhancements.

Thanks to forum member slitz for the tip (via AMP3 UK).

Additional info on the Bluetooth SIG Member Site – thanks to forum moderator lebellium.

TheDarkSide 12-23-2010 19:53

This will get my $$$, that's for sure. The X7 was/is too "iffy", this might be as well. But, I'd still give this a shot - especially w/a nice screen res and all the Cowon SQ enhancements.

Peaceful1 12-24-2010 08:40

D3 convert setting now available in last Jetaudio relies.(8.0.11)
http://www.jetaudio.com/news/details_194.html

Dewgong 12-24-2010 10:46

If JetAudio Video Converter supports D3 it might have it's icon and specs the movie to be converted ;)

Sir Loyne 12-24-2010 17:50

It sounds like they just want another J3, only bigger. What's the point, that's what I want to know? I got a 32GB J3 when they first came out and I ended up sending it back. I got my second 16GB D2+ the other day and I'm glad I did. My first one is still going strong... it's less than a year old... I just wanted to have a back-up in case Cowon ended up going the route they ended up going.

LukesRamen 12-25-2010 21:36

iOS can work for the iPhone and iPod Touch because even without all the apps, Wifi, and phone functions, it is simply a fantastic media player. Of course sound and video quality aren't top notch, but navigation and simplicity of use make up for that.

Until Android builds itself a good stand-alone media player, Android media players are going to constantly be shoddy iPod Touch wannabes.

globiboulga 12-26-2010 06:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by LukesRamen (Post 306675)
iOS can work for the iPhone and iPod Touch because even without all the apps, Wifi, and phone functions, it is simply a fantastic media player. Of course sound and video quality aren't top notch, but navigation and simplicity of use make up for that.

Until Android builds itself a good stand-alone media player, Android media players are going to constantly be shoddy iPod Touch wannabes.

I think you will find that already exists - think PowerAmp and Rockplayer. Whether or not Cowon will come with their own Media player is also to be seen, it could the rebirth of Jet Audio!!!

blackriders 12-26-2010 13:23

So far im liking what im hearing about this.

just wonder if well always be stuck with android 2.1?

hopefully itll be like my s9 with only more video support, would love mkv and h264 support [thumbsup]

Stocklone 12-26-2010 19:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by globiboulga (Post 306699)
I think you will find that already exists - think PowerAmp and Rockplayer. Whether or not Cowon will come with their own Media player is also to be seen, it could the rebirth of Jet Audio!!!

PowerAmp is freaking awesome. I would take that over an iPod Touch music player any day.

Top notch Cowon hardware plus a marketplace hack is going to make this an awesome player. I'm just hoping at has an accelerometer and digital compass are included to make it compatible with more apps. I'm already preparing to sell my 32GB J3 when this gets released in the US.

Noobie 12-26-2010 23:58

WOAAAAAAAH finally xD
Sadly my still High School budget will make this impossible for me, also that it will never get here unless i order it internationally which means $_$

Finally a Cowon player that sounds promising !!

doniago 12-27-2010 00:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noobie (Post 306742)
Finally a Cowon player that sounds promising !!

I've heard that one before...

LWKING 12-27-2010 17:22

Only 2.1? I wonder if we'll have access to the android market or if they'll pull an Archos... Android in D3... It's either going to be a huge hit, or fail terribly. Since its the D3 they risk losing customers if they don't satisfy!

WAI 12-27-2010 17:59

i have my hopes. the D2 was a BIG hit and still is to this day. far as FW and Android updates... i think they'll update Android but like with the new Archos devices. Cell Phones get it first hand while Other devices second due to FW or due to the company being slow

pseudohippy 12-27-2010 18:02

All I know is the money for this is burning a hole in my pocket and Im still not positive I want it. Based on what Ive read so far I do indeed, but that flame could be extinguished quickly. Ug, I hope it isnt long before we actually get to see it with a demo.

TheDarkSide 12-27-2010 21:08

If it doesn't come w/64gb and the ability to bump it to 96gb (via the microSD card slot) I'll pass myself. I personally want a capacity bump, and 32gb isn't cutting it. Honestly, the J3 is more than sufficient then.

Wifi, apps, the internet??? Most now have this w/a phone - and those that don't will soon (since most phones are including these features standard nowadays). Even kids are getting cell phone now, so Cowon needs to really rethink what they're doing IMO.

I do like the inclusion of Android, yes, but it needs to be a a real upgrade to go w/it,...I'm not seeing it yet. It'll definitely have the SQ, but that's expected. I just want capacity in a flash player,...is that crazy?!?!?!


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