By Richard Menta 1/9/07
This winter SanDisk was able to achieve what no other MP3 player manufacturer achieved since the Apple iPod appeared five years ago and that is to capture double digit market share. Yesterday SanDisk unveiled three new MP3 players, units with distinct feature sets that the company hopes will allow it to gain even more market share.
The SanDisk Sansa Connect is a 4GB WiFi unit that allows the player to connect to and download from music services directly from the Web without the need of a PC. Like last year's MusicGremlin the Sansa Connect can search the Net and connect to a service via any wireless hot spot. The Sansa Connect is a new music experience focused on convenience, instant gratification and social connections, said Eric Bone, product marketing director for SanDisk. Its about accessing music of your choice wherever you are.
The SanDisk Connect's 2.05"x 3.58"x 0.63" shell includes an SD slot for expansion, has an internal speaker and a 2.2 TFT color display. The Connect will be available this March for $250.
SanDisk Sansa Connect
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The 8GB Sansa e280 is available on Amazon