“SanDisk Corp. on Monday introduced a new digital music player that can store twice as many songs as Apple Inc.’s popular iPod Nano and cut prices on its existing models ahead of the holiday shopping season,” Reuters reports. “SanDisk, which is a distant second to Apple in the digital music player market, said it would sell a model of its Sansa player with 8 gigabytes of storage capacity enabling it to save up to 2,000 songs.”
Reuters reports, “The new player will retail at just under $250, SanDisk said. Prices for Sansa players with 2, 4 and 6 gigabytes of storage were cut by as much as 30 percent.”
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Oooh, goody, higher capacity flash-based iPods must be right around the corner!
NPD: Apple retains huge lead with 75.6% share of U.S. music player market – August 17, 2006