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SanDisk Introduces Flagship MP3 Sansa Players Sporting 6GB Capacity and Sleek Design

  • 17 January, 2006 10:50

<p>SanDisk Corporation introduced today its top-of-the-line SanDisk Sansa™ e200 MP3 player with a large colour screen and 6-gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity that makes it ideal for listening to music or viewing photos and personal videos. The company also introduced the Sansa c100, a value-conscious MP3 player with a colour screen and compact size.</p>
<p>“Music is an incredibly important part of the digital lifestyle, where the emphasis is on accessibility of music, styling and ruggedness on the go,” said Eric Bone, director of audio/video product marketing at SanDisk. “These new players have a rich set of features, a high-strength industrial design and a friendly price tag that we believe will appeal to anyone who appreciates music on the go.”</p>
<p>Sansa e200—SanDisk’s Flagship MP3 Player
The Sansa e200 series features a slim new design and a 1.8-inch (4.572 cm) TFT colour screen (QCIF+) along with high-quality audio, photo viewing and video playback capabilities. It offers an industry-leading, 6GB capacity that holds more than 1,400 MP3 songs2. It is also available in 2 and 4GB models. Its large colour screen is ideal for easily viewing playlists, photos and personal videos.</p>
<p>Its distinctive, high-strength and lightweight back cover is made with an advanced Titanium alloy from Liquidmetal® Technologies that is stronger than steel and highly resistant to scratches and wear. It includes a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for long playtime and can be replaced by the customer to ensure the player provides many years of continuous service. Dimensions of the Sansa e200 are 4.4 cm wide x 8.9 cm long x 1.3 cm high.</p>
<p>For instant access to millions of digital songs, the Sansa e200 series players will support Microsoft® PlaysForSure™ so consumers can download and pay for songs individually or download an unlimited amount of music for a flat monthly subscription fee from music stores such as Rhapsody To Go® and others.</p>
<p>The Sansa e200 includes other features to enhance the listening and viewing experience. These include:
- Icon-based menu for easy navigation
- Slideshow function to conveniently view photos and play music simultaneously
- FM tuner with on-the-fly recording to save your favourite songs or programs
- microSD™ expansion slot for additional memory capacity and support for SanDisk TrustedFlash™ and gruvi™ content cards that can be shared with mobile phones
- Universal accessory connector for the easy addition of future accessories.</p>
# of songs (MP3), Playback time
# of songs (WMA), Playback time</p>
<p>Sansa e250 (2GB)
480 32 hours, MP3
960 64 hours, WMA</p>
<p>Sansa e260 (4GB)
960 64 hours, MP3
1,920 128 hours, WMA</p>
<p>Sansa e270 (6GB)
1,440 128 hours, MP3
3,840 256 hours, WMA</p>
<p>Sansa c100—Feature Rich, Value Priced
The Sansa c100 series is for the value-conscious consumer who wants a high-quality, large capacity music player with a colour screen. It is available in 1- and 2GB capacities.</p>
<p>The 1.21-inch (3.07 cm) colour screen can be used to view thumbnail-size digital images such as album art or create a slideshow with music.</p>
<p>The Sansa c100 line will support Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription and downloads compliance for easy accessibility to a wide range of music and music stores. It also includes an FM digital tuner with 20-channel presets, FM on-the-fly recording and voice-recording capabilities with its built-in microphone. The new player uses a single AAA battery to power the unit and features a universal accessory connector for the easy addition of future accessories.</p>
Playback time, # of songs</p>
<p>Sansa c140 (1GB)
16 hours, MP3 240
32 hours, WMA 480</p>
<p>Sansa c150 (2GB)
32 hours, MP3 480
64 hours, WMA 960</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
The Sansa c100 and e200 series is expected to be available in Australia in the second quarter of 2006 and the recommended retail prices will be confirmed at a later date.</p>
<p>New Players Designed For Ease of Use
For convenience and ease of use, the new players feature an intuitive, icon-based menu to quickly select and navigate key functions.</p>
<p>The new players are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music stores). It also supports the newest music subscription services found at Rhapsody to Go and others.</p>
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