SanDisk Corp. Friday (Sept. ) expanded its flashbased MP line rolling out a new system that is said to break the $ price threshold for a gigabyte (GB) player.
SanDisk (Milpitas Calif.) rolled out two new models in its Sansa c series. The c series is offered in two capacities &; and GB &; which sell for $. and $. respectively.
The memory can be expanded with the addition of an optional SanDisk microSD card which currently is available in capacities of from megabytes (MB) to GB. For example with a GB microSD card a user can transform a GB player into a GB player to hold nearly songs according to the company.
The c supports WMA MP and the protected WMA DRM format. Offered on the Sansa c are an FM tuner/recorder with presets for channels a voice recorder and a userreplaceable lithiumion battery that provides up to hours of continuous playback.
The SanDisk c is Microsoft Windows PlaysForSure compatible meaning that it will support subscription music from online music providers such as Rhapsody Napster and Yahoo! Music.
The SanDisk c is expected to be available from retailers in the U.S. and Europe in October with other regions following later.
In a move to expand its systems business SanDisk last month unveiled what the company claims is the world's largest capacity flashbased MP player. The flashmemory product company also cut the prices on its older MP player models.