We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the Toshiba Gigabeat will be available in the UK by the end of the year. We may well be wrong, but we’ve got very good reasons to suspect that it will reach these shores fairly soon. And if it does, it’s in with a good chance of pinching a few sales from Apple.
The Gigabeat is currently only available over in Japan, which is a crying shame for the rest of us. The G5 has smaller dimensions that the iPod and is incredibly slim. While 20GB versions are available, the G5 offers just 5GB, which is still more than enough for most people. The G5 can play MP3, WAV and WMA files and is available in a number of colours.
If you’re not willing to hold out to see if our prediction of a UK launch is correct, you can buy one now on the Audiocubes website for $349, plus shipping.