Sony Adopts Android For MP3/Video Player

Sony Adopts Android For MP3/Video Player

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 10 2012 - 6:01am




LAS VEGAS — Sony company is joining Archos, Samsung and Philips in adopting Android as the OS for portable media players that are able to download apps and games, much like an iPod Touch.

Like the Samsung and Philips models, the Sony Z-series Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player downloads app from the Android Market. The Archos models access the AppsLib market.

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Kyocera Quintet Sings With MP3, EV-DO

Kyocera Quintet Sings With MP3, EV-DO

By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 26 2007 - 6:00am




Kyocera plans to display five new phones that include its first two music-centric phones and an expanded selection of CDMA 1x EV-DO models.

The company is also launching its first PC Card modem with CDMA 1x EV-DO high-speed data.

The modem uses the Express Card form factor, and the two music phones are clamshell models with music-dedicated controls on the outside and stereo Bluetooth on the inside.

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Wireless-IM/MP3 Player Debuts

Wireless-IM/MP3 Player Debuts

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 8 2007 - 6:00am




A second-generation wireless instant messaging device from Zipit Wireless adds MP3 player, photo viewer and Wi-Fi streaming of Web radio stations and PC-stored music at $149.

Like its predecessor, the handheld Zipit Wireless Messenger Z2 incorporates Wi-Fi 802.11b to let users access AOL, Yahoo! and MSN instant messaging accounts without having to sit at a PC.

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MP3/Sat.-Radio Player Boosts Record Capabilities

MP3/Sat.-Radio Player Boosts Record Capabilities

By Amy Gilroy On Oct 27 2008 - 6:00am




Pioneer's second-generation wearable satellite radio, the Sirius XM XMp3, is the first satellite-radio receiver with the ability to record several channels at once for later playback, Sirius XM said.

The $279-suggested XMp3 headphone stereo will replace Pioneer's first-generation model, the $399-suggested Inno, which was marketed by XM before the merger of the two satellite providers.

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SanDisk Bundles Player With 1,000 MP3 Songs

SanDisk Bundles Player With 1,000 MP3 Songs

By Staff On Jan 8 2009 - 8:00am




SanDisk is bundling its new $99-suggested Sansa SlotRadio player with a SlotRadio (MicroSD) card preloaded with 1,000 MP3 songs in multiple genres. Thousand-song cards in specific genres are also planned at a suggested $39.99.

The player and preloaded cards are targeted to time-pressed consumers who lack the time or patience for downloading individual songs or ripping their own CDs, then transferring them to an MP3 player.

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MP3 Makers To Apple: Bring It On

MP3 Makers To Apple: Bring It On

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 17 2007 - 6:00am




Take that, Apple. Features and capabilities from Apple's new iPod lineup will turn up shortly in MP3 players from such competing suppliers as Samsung and SanDisk.

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Oakley's MP3 Sunglasses Get Upgrades

Oakley's MP3 Sunglasses Get Upgrades

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 3 2007 - 8:00am




Oakley's latest generation of MP3 sunglasses features removable speakers, boosts memory capacity to 2GB, extends battery life to eight hours and comes in a new design that includes larger control buttons integrated into the company's O icon on each side of the frame.

The Split Thump is smaller than its predecessors and is Oakley's first product compatible with iTunes software.

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More Content Options, Convergence, Wireless Seen In MP3/PMP Future

More Content Options, Convergence, Wireless Seen In MP3/PMP Future

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 8 2007 - 8:00am




Sales of iPods and other-brand MP3 players have grown so rapidly in recent years that a so-called iPod economy has emerged, generating sales of anything that connects to the iPod. iPod speaker systems for the home come to mind, as do Pod-docking home and car audio systems are now getting

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MP3 Player Ownership Gains Among Kids Under 14: NPD

MP3 Player Ownership Gains Among Kids Under 14: NPD

By Joseph Palenchar On Jul 21 2008 - 6:00am




MP3 players posted the biggest gains in ownership by kids ages 4 to 14 compared to any other portable CE product, including cellphones and digital cameras, The NPD Group found in a survey of 3,200 online households.

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Flash MP3 Player Holds Up To 10GB

Flash MP3 Player Holds Up To 10GB

By Joseph Palenchar On Sep 4 2006 - 6:00am




Milpitas, Calif.— SanDisk unveiled the industry's highest capacity flash-memory MP3 player, which incorporates 8GB of embedded memory and features a microSD expansion slot to add up to another 2GB of storage capacity.

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