iriver developing Android rival to iPod touch?

July 31, 2009
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iriver are reportedly considering using Android as the basis for an iPod touch rival, the iriver K2, which would use a 3.5-inch touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth and integrated digital TV tuner.  The news comes from an Australian distributor, C.R. Kennedy, whose iriver product manager Danny Bejanoff has been discussing the Korean company's upcoming product range.

While the device has not been signed off by iriver, leaving open the possibility that it could be shelved before making it to retail, the expectation is that the K2 would include an accelerometer and a web-browser.  Although it would lack the iPod touch's Apple App Store, it would presumably have access to the Android Market for third-party software.

The talkative product manager also revealed that iriver is developing an ebook reader and internet tablet.  However there's no word on whether either device runs Android, nor when they might launch.

[via Engadget]


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