Are standalone MP3 players dead? We would think so, since many of the other portable electronics out there these days are capable of playing MP3s without batting an eyelid. Perhaps the folks over at Iriver did not get the memo, as they have just made official the Iriver U100 digital audio player (DAP). Nice to know that while it is dubbed that, it will still be able to handle a plethora of video formats including AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF and MOV among others. An integrated FM tuner lets you enjoy your favorite songs in the vehicle using a far superior audio system, while other hardware specifications include a 3.1″ touchscreen display at 320 x 480 resolution, 16GB of internal memory (with 4GB and 8GB versions also available), Wi-Fi support and a microSD memory card slot. Scheduled to arrive in Korea later this year, we don’t think this puppy ought to be released elsewhere since it won’t be able to outsell the iPod, let alone come near it in terms of sales figures.
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