04 January 2006

Mobile Music

Let the press release deluge begin. In no particular order:
Motorola_rokr_e20_1



Motorola ROKR E2 and iRadio. No, this isn't another iTunes phone,
although the E1 version could be vastly improved. The ROKR E2 plays
MP3s and supports Moto's new iRadio service,
which is comprised of 435 radio channels transmitted via the cellular
network. The E2 also sports an FM tuner, and users can upload songs
with USB 2.0 or a Secure Digital card.



Sony_ericsson_w810i



Not to be outdone, Sony Ericsson is showing off the Walkman W810i
(pictured), which now supports Quadband and EDGE, and has dedicated
music buttons in the joystick. The camera boasts 2 megapixels and a
flash. External storage is, of course, a Memory Stick Duo Pro.






Xm_pioneer_inno0
Expect to hear a lot from the satellite radio folks, too. (Disclaimer:
I've been a very happy Sirius subscriber for three years.) XM announced
two more portable players that also store songs in MP3 and WMA format.
Samsung manufactures the Helix, while Pioneer is behind the Inno
(pictured).

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