New media player from iRiver 'does it all'

The B20 is operated using iRiver's intuitive "direct click" screen controls

iRiver extended its range of portable multimedia devices today with the launch of the B20 series - a lightweight all-in-one DAB/MP3 player with a large 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen.

The sleek B20 is operated using iRiver's "direct click" screen controls. The player hosts a variety of features including multi-codec video and digital playback, integrated mono speakers, a digital photo album, SD card slot and Flash Lite game support.

Available in 1GB, 2GB or 4GB capacities, the multimedia player supports music in MP3, WMA and OGG Q10 formats and offers up to 27 hours of DAB and FM listening. Its colour screen will support the future roll-out of radio EPG schedules and colour image slideshows within broadcasts, as well.

The B20 has a "super-lightweight" but "robust" build, according to the release from iRiver, while its integrated speakers and headphone jack allow you listen how you want.

An integrated mini-SD card slot enables you to transfer and playback movies and songs as well as import pictures. So there you have it.

Features of the B20:

  • Easy access with intuitive Direct Click interface
  • 2.4-inch QVGA TFT LCD (260,000Color)
  • High-sensitivity External Antenna
  • Supports Mini-SD Card Slot
  • Plays up to 27 hours(Music)*², 5 hours(Video)*³
  • Supports music file such as MP3, WMA and OGG Q10
  • Displays album information of the song currently playing
  • Dynamic Labeling System/Slideshow/Electronic Program Guide (if service offered)
  • DMB/DAB recording
  • FM radio and FM recording reservation
  • Voice recording / Text Viewer
  • Photo album + Slide show*4 ck
  • Movie player*5 / FLASH*6 player + Game
  • UCI (User Create Interface) Function
  • Alarm with real-time clock
  • PodCasting*7 and Audiobook*8 Support
  • USB 2.0, Ultra fast data transfer
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • MSC/MTP conversion support
  • *1 1GB=1,000MB = 1,000,000,000Byte. Not all memory space available for file storage
  • *2 Music based on MP3 format, 128kbps, 44.1kHz, Volume 20, EQ Normal and LCD off
  • *3 Video based on AVI format, 320×240 @15fps, Video(384kbps), Audio(128kbps, 44.1kHz)
  • *4 The Progressive JPG is not supported
  • *5 MPEG4 simple profile QVGA (30fps) and WMV9 SP
  • *6 Macromedia Flash Lite 2.1
  • *7 PodCasting supports MSC mode only
  • *8 Audiobook service via supports MTP mode only
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