More and more digital music players will get Windows Embedded CE 6.0, DigiTimes reports.
Apple's launch of the iPod touch has stimulated demand for devices featuring touch panels and as such has increased the desirability of the WinCE platform to digital music player chip suppliers and assemblers. Taiwan-based brand Ergotech will have a new digital media player available in the market in January 2008.
In the past, Texas Instruments (TI), Freescale and ADI all pushed chips that support the WinCE platform, according to makers. However, as production costs are high, the technology is still mainly limited to PDA, GPS and other portable devices, said the makers.
Nevertheless, with improved software integration and reduced development time for the products to two to three months, many digital music player makers have been developing WinCE-based digital music, and digital video players since the second half of 2007.