IRVINE, Calif. – May 20, 2008
– COWON America, Inc., today officially announced the upgraded
80GB version of its popular COWON A3 and Q5W portable multimedia
players (PMPs). The A3 and Q5W boast a wide array of high-end audio/video
capabilities on highresolution 4-inch and 5-inch TFT LCD widescreens,
respectively, to provide an optimal portable multimedia experience
for general consumers and digital media enthusiasts alike.
The announcement follows COWON's
(May 8, 2008) introduction of the COWON D2 featuring 16GB of upgraded,
built-in flash memory at an MSRP of $239.99 U.S.
"Digital media fans and
product reviewers alike have definitely taken note of COWON's industry
leading list of PMP features such as bright, ultra-sharp widescreens
and support for audiophile-quality codecs and high-definition video,"
said Francis Choi, senior marketing manager, COWON America, Inc.
"Our growing legion of followers will appreciate this additional
digital media storage capacity that can maximize the performance
of COWON PMPs and allow users to take their library of digital media
files wherever they go – without worrying about memory space."
The COWON A3 80GB will be available
week of May 26 for an MSRP of $439.99 U.S. The COWON Q5W 80GB will
be available in late June 2008 at an MSRP of $599.99 U.S.
Developed for the U.S. market
by COWON Systems, a global leader in digital multimedia solutions,
the COWON PMPs are available for purchase at JetMall (www.jetmall.net)
and at select U.S. authorized retailers Amazon.com,
Note to Editors: High-resolution product images
and detailed specification sheets of the COWON A3, D2 and Q5W are
available upon request. Please contact Sung Choi at email@example.com.
About COWON America
COWON America, Inc., is a division of COWON Systems, Inc., a global
leader in digital
multimedia solutions. The company remains at the forefront of new
multimedia software developments
and sales of COWON products in the North American market, including
various versions of multimedia
software (COWON Media Center), portable MP3 players (iAUDIO) and
portable multimedia players
(COWON A3, D2 and Q5W).
COWON Systems is headquartered
in Seoul, Korea, with its North American division office
located in Irvine, Calif. More information about COWON America and
its products is available online at