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lebellium 03-16-2012 05:26 AM

The Cowon J3 is discontinued
 
Cowon officials told the French blog Journaldugeek they now stopped producing the J3 2 years after its release.

The various webshops will probably sell the remaining stocks cut price so if you don't have one yet, it's time to make a good deal :)

No successor has been announced yet and I'm not even sure there will ever be any. Indeed it seems that like most other brands Cowon is willing to focuse on the Android-based products... *sigh*


Source: http://www.journaldugeek.com/2012/03...r-le-cowon-j3/

WalkGood 03-16-2012 06:06 AM

Wow that’s sad news …

I'm surprised they don't listen to users and just release similar with larger onboard flash and update card slot for newer SDXC standard or even go with 2 card readers and minor onboard memory ...

tienbasse 03-16-2012 01:28 PM

Well, considering that the Z2 is still stuck at 32Gb, and that you have to give up AMOLED and the thin form-factor to reach 64Gb (Cowon A5), they definitely don't listen to users...
I'm not sure everyone will see Android as a major plus when everything else is just the same as 2 years ago...

kredig 03-16-2012 02:06 PM

:(((

instead of android players they should release a mobilephone...
and a j3 (with slightly better hardware) and larger storage would be awesome

Kizune 03-16-2012 02:59 PM

Well that sucks. :/

Lagoo56 03-16-2012 04:57 PM

Not surprised since the Android OS will eventually become the standard for portable media devices,not all but majority eventually at least. Though this is for good or bad,not everything should have Android,but alot of companies are jumping on the Android ship.

kp-j3 03-16-2012 05:35 PM

Bummer. :( I'm not particularly interested in an android based anything. Cowon's had some seriously clunky players before, and this was finally the one where everything kind of lined up for me.

The DarkSide 03-16-2012 09:59 PM

I guess I gotta make a decision quickly then,...

WalkGood 03-17-2012 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The DarkSide (Post 603344)
I guess I gotta make a decision quickly then,...

I've been thinking the same thing but your dammed if you do and dammed if you don't, the price could soar or drop and become more reasonable ...

The DarkSide 03-17-2012 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 603358)
I've been thinking the same thing but your dammed if you do and dammed if you don't, the price could soar or drop and become more reasonable ...

I agree. Seems to me some may have started jacking the price up already,...

Jörgemeister 03-17-2012 12:07 PM

nooooooooooooooo :mad: I dont understand cowon.

do I have to buy a back up just in case?

Ghisy 03-18-2012 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The DarkSide (Post 603376)
I agree. Seems to me some may have started jacking the price up already,...

Hi,

I still have an S9, wanted to upgrade to the Z2 but given its average battery life, I may get a cheap J3 instead.

So can you tell me where the price has dropped already please? Thanks!

WalkGood 03-18-2012 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ghisy (Post 603468)
... So can you tell me where the price has dropped already please? Thanks!

Actually from what I've seen the price is going up and not down :/

mp3_head 03-18-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 603484)
Actually from what I've seen the price is going up and not down :/

What stores are increasing the price?

Ghisy 03-18-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WalkGood (Post 603484)
Actually from what I've seen the price is going up and not down :/

Silly me, I misread The DarkSide's post!!

Although, on the French site JDG, they said stores will be cutting its price soon. I guess I'll just have to wait.

casper^ 04-06-2012 10:11 AM

I caught this a little late but it seems bad news. I wanted to get the J3 later this year to replace my JXD 990 PMP but seems I'd have to act fast. There's a CowonIndia website which sells the 4 GB version of the J3 for 215 USD.

I wonder how long they'd have it in stock. Hope they have it at least till next month since I'm low on cash at the moment for the J3.

Kind Regards,
Casper

alstein 04-08-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by casper^ (Post 605977)
I caught this a little late but it seems bad news. I wanted to get the J3 later this year to replace my JXD 990 PMP but seems I'd have to act fast. There's a CowonIndia website which sells the 4 GB version of the J3 for 215 USD.

I wonder how long they'd have it in stock. Hope they have it at least till next month since I'm low on cash at the moment for the J3.

Kind Regards,
Casper

I just ordered the 32 GB version for $239.00CDN.

casper^ 04-08-2012 02:13 AM

4 GB J3 for 215 USD in India and 32 GB J3 for 239 CDN ... wow makes me wish I was in the U.S. or Canada!

BTW, where did you order it from?

alstein 04-08-2012 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by casper^ (Post 606215)
4 GB J3 for 215 USD in India and 32 GB J3 for 239 CDN ... wow makes me wish I was in the U.S. or Canada!

BTW, where did you order it from?

Computers Canada

berklon 04-08-2012 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alstein (Post 606227)
Computers Canada

Do you mean Canada Computers?

Because I don't see a 32GB model online... only the 16GB one.


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