iRiver has just put out the B100, a portable media player that rocks a unique 3.1-inch screen with a rare 3:2 aspect ratio and 320 x 480 resolution. Despite the odd screen, it’s still good for playing a wide range of media formats, including MP3, FLAC and OGG audio, as well as MPEG-4, WMV, MOV and MKV video.
Videos top out with a max resolution of 720 x 480 (widescreen 480p). Why anyone would want to watch HD videos on this tiny screen is beyond us, but it’s nice to know it’s there if you need it. The B100 also features an FM radio, photo viewer, as well as support for ebooks with a built-in reader that supports ePub, PDF and text files, and digital comics in .cbz format.
iRiver claims a battery life of up to 36 hours of audio and 8.5 hours for video.
The B100 comes in 4GB and 8GB capacities, although a microSDHC slot allows for adding up to 32GB more. No word on a launch in Europe or the US, but it’s set to sell in Japan for $140 to $170, depending on the capacity.
[via Anything But iPod]