Sony is going to release new portable IC recorder ICZ-R100 with 8GB capacity on February 8. It's capable of recording for a maximum of 357 continuous hours, registering your favorite radio stations, with a recording maximum of 20 AM/FM radio programs.
ICZ-R100 comes with a speaker cradle that features a Bass reflex system to make a full, rich sound. While you set the IC recorder on the speaker cradle, you can charge the IC recorder and listen to the radio at the same time.
Panasonic is releasing a slim pen-shaped IC recorder "RR-XP007" in early December for about ¥11,000.
The device has a clip like a pen, and you can record sounds while you keep it clipped in your chest pocket. There are several different settings for recording depending on the situation such as meetings with another person, meetings with multiple people, lectures, musical events and so on.