SanDisk touts highest capacity flash MP3 player
Determined to give Apple a run for its money, the MP3 player team over
at SanDisk has cooked
up a new flash-based player that can store more than twice as much
as Apple's top-of-the-line iPod nano. When it ships early next month,
e280 will gobble up to 8GB of music with room for an extra 2GB via
an included microSD card slot. Among the e280's other features will be a
1.8" TFT display, built-in FM tuner, voice recorder, and a claimed
maximum 20 hours of battery life. Surprisingly, the player will launch
with a price tag of $249.99, the same as Apple's 4GB iPod nano.
To make room for the e280's introduction, SanDisk has already cut the
prices of its other Sansa e200-series players: the 6GB e270 model is now
listed at $219.99, the 4GB e260 is at $179.99 (and even less if you know
where to look,) while the 2GB e250 is now a scant $139.99.