Sunday, May 30, 2004
Sony portable video, MP3 player
Sony is shipping their portable video, MP3 player next month. Here's an early look:
Prices are about $560.
HMP-A1, contains a 20GB hard drive, the contents of which are listed on a front-mounted 3.5in, 320 x 240 colour LCD - larger than the VGF-AP1's 2.2in display. The new unit is larger, too, and heavier: it's 13 x 7.6 x 2.2cm to the first model's 11.5 x 6.3 x 1.7cm. The two machines weight 250g and 195g, respectively.
The HMP-A1 plays back MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 files. Its software allows it to handle MPEG 1, AVI, WMV and DVR-MS, but these are converted to one of the MPEG video formats when they're downloaded from a host PC to the player.
Dont forget about the Gigapocket
Hardly an iPod killer . . .
Sony to ship portable video, MP3 player next month
By Tony Smith
The Register, Thursday 27th May 2004 11:57 GMT
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