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On Aug. 21, flash storage specialist SanDisk launched a new high-end digital-music player, the e280.rn
rnPriced at $249.99, the e280 has storage capacity of 8GB, or roughly 2,000 songs. At the low end of the line, the 2GB e250 now costs $139.99. The e200 models have a 1.8-inch screen and feature a digital FM tuner and voice recorder.
In July, Verizon Wireless released LG Mobile Phones’ Chocolate handset with MP3 player to U.S. customers. The “slide” phone comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera and GPS navigation in addition to lots of music and video.
Available in five colors, the Creative Zen Vision:M music player also has an FM tuner and recorder, and a voice recorder. It features a customizable shortcut button, and it supports a wide range of online music stores and subscription services, as well as video formats.
The Toshiba Gigabeat S comes in 30GB or 60GB versions and supports many music, video and photo file types, including subscription services. It also has a bevy of features, such as an FM tuner and support for digital camera transfers.
Apple Computer hasn’t updated its iPod line since the release of the 1GB Nano in February of this year. It’s designed to hold 240 songs or 15,000 photos.