iRiver announced it's now shipping a 2GB version of its T10 portable media player in the United States. It's an attractive and ergonomic device that plays back MP3, WMA, OGG and Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1 file formats and has an FM tuner along for the ride.
To sweeten the deal, iRiver is offering a free audiobook download from Audible, Inc. along with the player, which also supports almost every subscription-based music download service except iTunes. You'll recall our post about the player's release in Japan last April, and now it's finally available in the US for $150.
Press release after the jump.
iriver Announces 2GB T10 Portable Media Player
New Device Delivers Higher Storage Capacity With Bundled Technology and Special Promotions from Audible
Vancouver, Wash. - August 15, 2006
iriver America, the leading innovator in digital entertainment, today announced availability of a new higher-capacity version of its T10 portable media player, which comes bundled with technology and special content offers from Audible, Inc. the leading provider of spoken entertainment and information on the Internet.
The iriver 2GB* T10 comes bundled with AudibleReady
technology and is capable of storing and playing back Audible
s audio titles right out of the box. The T10 is PlaysForSure verified to support subscription-based music download services, including URGE, Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Music Unlimited and eMusic. Customers who purchase the new 2GB iriver T10 media player are also immediately eligible for a free book download from Audible.
iriver is committed to providing valuable features, content and services to our device customers,
said Jonathan Sasse, president of iriver America.
We are thrilled to continue offering direct access to Audible
s impressive library selection of quality digital audio content including books, radio broadcasts, magazines, news and podcasts.
Customers of the 2GB iriver T10 may select the free book download from the following popular titles, available at the audible.com website: -1984, George Orwell -It
s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis -The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris -The Soul of Capitalism, William Greider -Talk to the Hand, Lynne Truss -The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger -Scientific American, 12-Month Subscription
Audible is pleased to work with iriver in delivering thousands of hours of amazing content to the T10, creating a truly rich, on demand listening experience.
said Chia-Lin Simmons, Vice President of Strategic Alliances of Audible, Inc.
Pricing and Availability The 2GB iriver T10 is priced at US $149.99 and is available now at the iriver eStore at www.iriveramerica.com/estore and at Amazon.com. Visit www.iriveramerica.com for more retail locations. About iriver iriver is the emerging global leader in delivering portable digital media devices. iriver provides consumers with the viewing, listening and recording flexibility to accommodate their active lifestyles by manufacturing award-winning hybrid products supporting existing and emerging formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG and Macromedia Flash Lite 1.1. iriver America, Inc. can be found on the Web at www.iriveramerica.com.
About Audible Inc. Audible (www.audible.com) is the leading provider of spoken entertainment and information on the Internet. Content from Audible is downloaded and played back on personal computers, CDs, or AudibleReady(R) computer-based mobile devices. Audible has 105,000 hours of audio programming from 334 content partners, including leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible.com is the Apple iTunes Music Store's preeminent provider of spoken products for downloading or streaming via the Web. Among Audible's other key business relationships are Bookspan, Creative Labs, Dell, iriver, Microsoft, Palm, SanDisk, Texas Instruments, and XM Satellite Radio.
Audible, www.audible.com, www.audible.co.uk, AudibleListener, and AudibleReady are registered trademarks of Audible, Inc. and all are part of the family of Audible, Inc. trademarks. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.iriver America is a registered trademark of iriver America, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.
* 2GB equals 2 billion bytes, not all drive space is available for file storage.
Audible, www.audible.com, AudibleListener, and AudibleReady are registered trademarks of Audible, Inc. and all are part of the family of Audible, Inc. trademarks.
Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their