From the “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet” file, Anything but iPod
is reporting has been relaying a rumor that an iRiver Clix 4GB version is expected next week. The apparent source of said rumor is an hourly-wage employee at a major retail chain. I’ve helped to train said types of employees in a former life and I can tell you these guys are the last ones I would trust to have inside skinny on product releases or even how to market them.
Case in point: I was recently forwarded pictures of a major retailer placing multiple Apple iPods in the PlaysforSure section of one of their stores, in demo stations with security wire and PlaysforSure logos, all of which was likely an honest mistake by a sales employee/manager type, but is highly deceptive to consumers.
So is a 4GB Clix coming next week? I checked with our friends at iRiver and while they don’t normally speak about future product plans, I can tell you a 4GB version is not expected to be released next week. What about the week after? Come on guys, I’m not going to do that to you. If you’re in the market for a Clix, now is a good time to buy. If a 4GB comes out, you can always put your existing device up on eBay or Windows Live Expo (which just launched) and sell it there.
I’ve expressed my desire for a 4GB as have many customers via forums and contacting iRiver and Reigncom (their parent company) directly, but there is no news to communicate at this time. If this changes, I will report it here from a confirmed source. 🙂