Cowon's new personal media player lineup include the O2 and the S9. I purchased the 16GB Titanium Black S9 for $239.99 + tax at Amazon but prices may vary. Some of the features of this PMP include
- 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen
- User Customizable Interface (UCI)
- 52 hours of audio or 11 hours of video (Cowon's claim)
- FM radio and Stereo Bluetooth
- excellent audio quality with BBE+
- Flash support
Since this may seem to be an iPod Touch competitor (which include in the list Sony's new X1000, iRiver's Spinn and Samsung's P3) the Touch includes a very large Apps store along with WiFi capabilities. Personally, I do not require internet access on my PMP and would rather that the player focused on audio and video quality. Cowon does not dissapoint with the audio and video quality as well as the support of many codecs.
The G-sensor allows changing the orientation of certain screens such as video playback to utilize the entire beautiful screen. This sensor can also be used in games (shown by Cowon with the game Hunter) which is quite sensitive but the game developping groups are still working on fully implementing this feature into their flash games and apps. Although there is a lacking of an Apps store, a great community is established and flash games, apps and UCI's are shared and improved amongst the community (link below).
For anyone looking for a small toouchscreen PMP with great audio and video quality, check out the Cowon S9 with a 32GB version coming soon to North America.