CES Update: iriver MP3 Players To Ship With Podcast Ready’s myPodder

Jan 10th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcast Directory Sites, Podcasting Services

Podcast Ready and iriver have partnered to offer Podcast Ready’s myPodder software preloaded on the iriver U20, B20 and W10 models. The agreement allows iriver device users to easily find, manage, listen and view both audio and video podcasts virtually anywhere.Users can plug a compatible iriver device into any Internet-connected computer and access myPodder to update, subscribe to and manage their favorite audio and video podcasts. Podcast Ready also provides a simple-to-use podcast directory and one-click podcast subscription.

“As one of the top five MP3 device manufacturers, iriver represents the biggest potential ready-made audience for podcasters to date,” said Russell Holliman, founder and CEO of Podcast Ready. “iriver represents as many as a million new users of myPodder and the Podcast Ready directory over the next year, which is good news not only for Podcast Ready and iriver, but for the entire podcasting industry.”

“To remain a leader in the MP3 device industry we must foresee trends in all uses of portable media, and podcasting has become a mainstream medium,” said Kenny Choe, marketing director of iriver parent company, ReignCom. “To serve our customers well, we must make it as easy to enjoy podcasts as it is to enjoy music on our products, and having Podcast Ready’s myPodder pre-loaded makes us providers of truly easy-to-use multimedia devices.”

The iriver models to ship with myPodder pre-installed include:

iriver U20

Developed in cooperation with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), the U20 plays music, video, photos and podcasts. Features include:

  • 2.2inch LED display
  • 2GB/4GB/6GB flash memory capacity
  • Plays MP3, MPEG4(30fps), WMA, OGG, WMV9 formats
  • FM radio and programmable FM recording
  • Up to 25 hours battery life
  • Intuitive iriver D-Click System‚Ñ¢ navigation

iriver B20

The B20 is designed to play movies, music, pictures, videos, text and digital broadcasting. Features include:

  • 2.4inch 260,000 color TFT-LCD display
  • Triple-band support (Band 3 + Band L + Analog FM)
  • Frequency: 174MHz~240MHz(Band 3), 1.452GHz~1.492GHz(Band L)
  • 1GB/2GB/4GB flash memory capacity, with Mini SD card expansion slot
  • Built in T-DMB recording
  • Integrated FM Tuner, voice recorder and alarm
  • Supported file types: MP3, WMA, OGG, AVI (MPEG4), WMV9, JPG
  • Battery life up to 17 hours (MP3), 4 hours (Video), 7 hours (DAB), 4 hours (DMB)
  • Intuitive iriver D-Click System‚Ñ¢ navigation
  • Built in speaker

iriver W10

The W10 plays movies, music, pictures, videos and text and features a Wi-Fi positioning system. Features include:

  • 3.0‚Äù TFT widescreen LCD display (480 x 272) with touch screen controls
  • Microsoft Windows CE
  • Integrated in Wi-Fi adapter with positioning system
  • 1GB Flash memory capacity, expandable with Mini SD card slot
  • Built in speaker
  • Integrated FM Tuner, voice recorder and alarm
  • Supported file types: MPEG4 SP, WMV9, MP3, and WMA

No Responses to “CES Update: iriver MP3 Players To Ship With Podcast Ready‚Äôs myPodder”

  1. Simone says:

    Will there be a possibility to download podcast features on my iRiver H320?
    gr. Simone

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