The specs on the new Clix aren't too amazing (voice recorder; FM radio; comes in 2-, 4-, and 6-GB versions), but it's cool that it sports an active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) instead of a regular LCD screen. That probably translates into an impressive battery life (better then the iPod nano's, at least), but no word yet on what it's actually rated at. http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/01/04/new_clix_and_w1.html
ps;Just a word of caution to our new short friends doesn't it seem strange that this POS stock is holding onto its EOY gains rather well. Next week at the 2007 CES show in Vegas products like the one mentioned above will be on display, also PANLs CFO is presenting at the Needham & Co. growth Conference. Is his gun loaded? The question is do you feel lucky punks?
The website is in Korean, but it shows the Clix 2 and clearly labels it as having an AMOLED screen. There are 3 videos of the Clix 2 in action. The last one shows a comparison between the AMOLED screen and another player in a dark room.
In 2007 iRiver will be introducing the second generation of the Clix, the Clix 2. iRiver has garnered a faithful band of loyal enthusiasts and the original Clix was very well received. I anticipate the Clix 2 will be an even bigger hit...and we got to play with one of the few existing examples (the Clix 2 is so new that even the iRiver reps hadn�t seen one in person until CES). The 2nd gen Clix still retains the outstanding tilting screen interface (called the D-Click System) and features a slightly revised version of their menu software. Again, this new Clix is just as easy and intuitive to navigate as the first. But the real evolution comes in the player design. The engineers at iRiver (or more correctly, their parent company Reigncom) have made the Clix 2 thinner, sleeker and easier to hold.
The new design features a slightly longer aspect with a convex curve that feels more natural when held with one hand. To me the tilting screen felt less wobbly than the first Clix but still had a great tactile response and a precise clicking action. The 2.2� screen is bright and crisp and the video chip now supports 30 frames per second. An active matrix OLED screen replaces the first generation�s TFT-LCD. I felt as though the Clix 2 screen was less pixilated and had a better viewing angle than the Clix (and the background wallpaper is animated now). An FM tuner, FM recorder, voice recorder and alarm are all still standard features and 25 hours of music play back seals the deal. The Clix 2 will be available in 2 GB, 4 GB and an 8 GB version as well. The larger 8 GB capacity, not available on the first gen Clix, coupled with the new and improved design should easily win the hearts of current iRiver fanatics as well as the yet to be converted. I�m eagerly awaiting my test model. The Clix 2 should hit the market this Spring with a mid $100s to mid-$200s price point, depending on storage options.