Iriver W7 wins Best of CES award

Update 4.14.08: Check out my full iriver W7 review.

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The iriver W7, the wifi-less version of the otherwise identical W10, won top honors in the MP3 and Portable Video category of CNET’s annual "Best of CES" awards. The press release announcing the player’s win describes the upcoming device as "groundbreaking" because it "takes the MP3 player to new levels of on-the-go functionality with its optional GPS capability via a separate car mount."

I don’t think it’s as exciting as some of iriver’s other new players, but GPS (even though optional) is definitely unique for a DAP/PMP at the moment.

Here are the quick specs of the W7:

Capacities:
4GB, 8GB (flash)
Display: 3.0" TFT touchscreen (480 x 272)
Audio: MP3, WMA
Video: AVI, WMV (30 fps)
Photo: JPG
Extras:
Text viewer, Flash games, voice recorder, FM tuner,
stereo speakers, e-dictionary, optional GPS
Other features:
MiniSD card expansion slot

Here’s Matt Thompson, our favorite company representative (and the friendliest spokesperson at CES), showing off the CNET award placed beside the player.

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(Matt, a promise is a promise!)

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The iriver W7 should be available in the U.S. in the next few months. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but I think we’re looking at somewhere in the $200 to $250 range.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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