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Cowon unveils sexy satnav-capable PMP

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Cowon has officially unveiled its latest portable media player: the super-sexy L3.

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Cowon's L3: part PMP, part satnav

The svelte beauty has a 7in, 800 x 480 touchscreen and is based around a "dual-core" CPU running Windows CE 5.0. There’s 4GB of on-board memory and an SD memory card slot for more.

A whole range of video formats are supported, including AVI, WMV and ASF. All the usual audio formats are catered for too. It's equipped with a USB port and a line-out link.

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Video and audio support, but no mention of Wi-Fi

Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any mention of Wi-Fi connectivity or a web browser. But the L3 does have an FM transmitter and an FM tuner too.

On the plus side, the L3 has its own GPS pick-up and so can be used as a sat-nav. Much like the recently unveiled Econav, the Cowon L3 has a mode for guiding you down when it calculates to be the most fuel-efficient route. Traditional mapping functions are included too.

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WTF's "Extreme Navigation"?

So far the Cowon L3 has only shown up in Korea. It’s not known if the PMP will make it to the UK. ®

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