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Mobile Video Players Don't Come Cheap

By Leslie Walker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 7, 2005; 5:03 PM

I'm not one to covet mobile media, but the handheld video player that caught my eye here was the Aviah, made by Ovideon. Its tiny, 2.2-inch screen surprised me with its sharp video. The bright display comes from its (sorry for the buzzword) OLED screen (short for organic light-emitting display.)

You can rotate its screen 90 degrees without losing clarity. This palm-sized toy has a TV tuner to pull in live TV, a 5 gigabyte hard drive for storing lots of video, and a built-in voice recorder, too. (Click here for a version of this posting with a photo of the Aviah.)

Ovideon's Aviah video player caught Leslie Walker's eye at this year's CES. (Courtesy Ovideon)

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Washington Post reporter Yuki Noguchi attended the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. She filed regular postings from the show and answered reader queries on the feedback page.

But hey, I'm not willing to part with $600 for the Aviah just yet.

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