SanDisk has agreed to load RealNetworks' music platform, Rhapsody DNA, onto its Sansa e200 devices. As a result, this fall the devices will come loaded with 32 hours of music from Rhapsody To Go, RealNetworks' music subscription service. For $14.99 a month, subscribers can then change the music library to suit their personal choices, or leave a portion of the library open to selections made by Rhapsody based on users' music preferences. A limited free trial subscription to Rhapsody To Go is also included.
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