MP3 player buying guide

Posted on Monday, November 14 2005 @ 7:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Looking for a new MP3 player but don't know what to buy? Check out this guide to learn some more about various players include Creative's Zen Micro, Sony's Walkman Bean, Samsung's NeXus XM, the Archos Gmini 402 and many others.
When Sony execs crowed a few weeks ago that their latest MP3 players were THE iPod Killers one thing was obvious. They were oblivious to the fact that the term "iPod Killer" had already gone from clever market-speak to running joke. Think about it. Last year we ran a five part article covering dozens of iPod Killers only to watch Apple gain even more market share. This grouping of portables, many of them flash-based players, did nothing to dent the iPod Juggernaut. The proof was Apple's introduction of the iPod Shuffle - its first flash unit - two weeks after last year's holiday sales season was over. In a few months Apple went from 0% of the flash player market to over two-thirds of it. So much for iPod Killers.
Head over to MP3 News Wire to learn more. Oh and by the way, it doesn't cover Apple's iPod line

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