i-Station T43 PMP From Digital Cube

Thank heavens, another portable media player for us to pick apart. The successor to last year's V43, the T43 is a PMP that does what all good PMPs do: play your torrented videos and MP3s without making too much of a fuss. For the most part, it's pretty similar to last year's V43, but when was the last you expected consumer electronics companies to innovate?

The T43 has a few things going for it that make it something more than just a hard drive with a headphone jack. It can tune into DMB broadcasts, all but useless in the US, but given Digital Cube's location (South Korea), it makes sense. It even uses GPS in some capacity, by the looks of it, navigation. The 4.3" 480 x 272 pixel resolution screen will show off all the MPEGs and Xvids (among other formats) you feed its 20 or 30GB hard drive. It runs on Linux, no doubt winning it brownie points in the OSS community. If and when it makes its way out of Korea is unknown just yet, as well as for how much. But that information's boring anyway.

T43, the new PMP from Digital Cube [Akihabara News]

Digital Cube (in Korean)