“Philips is about to move into the hard-drive-based portable sound arena with its Micro Audio Jukebox, the HDD060. The player stores 1.5GB of MP3 or WMA files on a 1in hard drive, is the size of a (thick) credit card, and weighs 93g. Philips expects to have it on sale here late this month for $449 (US$365),” Ian Cuthbertson reports for Australian IT.
“Rather than competing with established hard drive-based portable sound devices such as Apple’s iPod and Creative’s Nomad Zen Jukebox, the HDD060 will face off against a new generation of smaller devices such as Apple’s iPod mini and Creative’s MuVo2. The HDD060 and the MuVo2 have 1.5GB capacity and will deliver about 350 MP3s on the go, while the iPod Mini has 4GB. All are slim