Archive for the 'Sansa Competition' Category

SanDisk’s Sansa Fuze clearly rubbed off on Newsmy’s M521+ (Engadget)

We can't (with a clean conscience) carelessly fling Newsmy 's M521+ into the KIRF pile -- though we'd sure love to. It's hard impossible to miss the design cues ripped directly from SanDisk's Sansa Fuze , though the unit does have just enough uniqueness to keep it from being a bona fide clone. Reportedly, the device packs an FM tuner, ... [News Source]

Dell aims at the iPod, again (TG Daily)

Dell is ready to return to the MP3 player battlefield and take another shot at Appleā€™s iPod. Following the Digital Jukebox (Dell DJ), which was introduced in 2003 and scrapped in 2006, Dell apparently believes that it has now what it takes to compete with the iPod for market share. [News Source]

Dell may try to compete with Apple’s iPod once again (BetaNews)

Talk of Dell's movements in handheld technology have been at a high recently, with rumors of a smartphone from the company and now of a new digital music player to compete with Apple's iPod. [News Source]

Small victory for Microsoft’s Zune over iPod (International Herald Tribune)

Microsoft said the Zune Marketplace would begin selling TV shows, including many programs from NBC, which pulled its shows from iTunes over Apple's unwillingness to set different prices for TV shows. [News Source]

Inngenio 6000 – steel-clad touch screen media player (Tech Digest via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

Another iPod challenger, with the Inngenio 6000 packing the now ubiquitous touch screen control. [News Source]

SanDisk’s Harari: Steve Jobs should be afraid (Globes Online)

"Loading music on an iPod isn't easy." [News Source]

Review: Cowon iAudio 7 portable media player (Personal Computer World)

Cowon is obviously hoping its much touted Jeteffect technology, which offers a range of equalizer effects and sound enhancements to give you Sony-style audio control, will help its appeal. [News Source]

Will Media Players Sing New Tune? (Investor’s Business Daily via Yahoo! News)

Shoppers looking to get a portable digital music player this holiday season have a lot of choices. There's the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch and -- oh, yeah -- devices from companies other than Apple. [News Source]

The agony and the ecstasy: a review of the Zune Flash (Ars Technica)

Microsoft has redesigned the new Zunes from scratch, rebuilt the software from the ground up, and retooled its music store. Ars takes a long, hard look at the result. Read More... [News Source]

Now you can rock ‘n’ go with personalized Internet radio (USA Today)

Personalized Internet radio is expanding from the PC to portable devices. [News Source]