Pure digital, the makers of the Evoke Digital Radio has announced what it claims is the most advanced handheld DAB radio yet.

Called the Pocketdab 2000 with Revu / MP3 the player combines a digital radio and MP3 player in one box.

The player features DAB and FM (UKW) radio; ReVu to pause and rewind DAB digital radio; and MP3 playback from SD memory card (64MB included). It enables listeners to record DAB radio programmes and tracks to SD memory card, even while on the move.

Its tri-band receiver handles all Band III and L-Band DAB as well as FM (UKW) signals for use in the UK and worldwide1. PocketDAB 2000 supports a wide selection of European languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Danish, and Swedish).

The new TxtStor feature will also enable users to save the scrolling DAB text messages broadcast by most stations and refer back for phone numbers, track names, web addresses etc.

Pure Digital has yet to set a price for the device however suggests that it will retail in the UK around £200. The unit is expected to be in the shops in June.