Uh-oh. It looks like iriver will be getting some serious competition in the Asian multimedia e-dictionary market soon as fellow Korean company Atree appears set to unleash its brand new UM10, hands-down the most gorgeous PMP/e-dictionary hybrid I’ve ever seen (shh, don’t tell the D26).
Featuring an already impressive 3-inch widescreen display (480 x 272, 260K colors), T-DMB tuner, FM radio, microSD slot, Flash games, and complete PMP functionality (MP3, OGG, WMA, MPEG4, WMV, etc.), the 4.0" x 2.5" x 0.7" device one-ups all of its competitors not only by offering 4GB of internal flash storage, but also by adopting the slide-and-tilt design of the HTC Shift.
That’s right! Beneath what looks like a standard PMP or miniature slate lurks a QWERTY keyboard . . . that may actually be entirely reliant on a stylus. I’m sure it responds to thumbs, too, but none of the press shots confirm it.
As usual with these kinds of devices, pricing and availability are currently unknown. If I had to venture a guess right now, though, I’d say "about $500" and "only in Korea."
I’m starting to forget about the wifi-enabled Nurian Z1 . . .
More pictures here.[Atree via jkkmobile]