- Feb 20, 2008
What makes me angry is that I paid nearly £300 for a device that Cowon now say was just a beta product and that the Z2 will be the stable version with faster CPU and memory. I can understand releasing a newer product but Cowon should of made the D3 a far more stable device with a firmware update instead of dumping it in the garbage can and just releasing a newer model instead
There's really not much else Cowon can fix, at least performance wise, with the D3. It's got a 82xx Telechips CPU and 256MB of RAM, which is just pitiful for 2012 (and it wasn't too great for 2011, either - that was strictly 2010 territory, for an Android device). The Gingerbread update was, quite frankly, a big suprise and I give them credit for pulling that off. This is coming from a tablet-based environment btw - I have a tablet device with BETTER hardware specs than the D3 and it's still stuck in Froyo-land because the vendor basically threw the userbase to the wolves.
That's not to say that I wish Cowon could make this right for those of us who feel a bit cheated - like maybe a trade-up program? Mail your D3 in and, for a reasonable fee, you get the Z2 in its place. That would go a long way, imo. Apple actually does this for old iPods, so it's not unheard of.