Posted: 14 April 2007 at 10:44pm
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SanDisk has gotten into a partnership with Yahoo! Music for its new Sansa Connect WiFi-enabled MP3 player.
Featuring a combination of Yahoo! and Yahoo! Music services, Sansa
Connect allows access to these features with the simple click of a
button and an open WiFi connection.
player will enable Yahoo! ID owners to listen to LAUNCHcast Internet
radio, browse Flickr sets and photos, as well as connect with Yahoo!
Messenger friends, and other Sansa Connect owners nearby.
Under the deal, Sansa Connect offers both free and
subscription-based services from Yahoo!, allowing users to stay
constantly connected to their music, photos, and friends via WiFi.
Those with a Yahoo! Music Unlimited To Go subscription will also be
able to discover and download music, plus listen to or download tracks
recommended by friends.
The player can be used as a usual flash MP3 player, when not
connected to a WiFi network. Users can play music and view photos
stored either on the player, or on an optional microSD card.
Daniel Schreiber, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the
SanDisk Audio Video Business Unit, said, "The Sansa Connect is a new
breed of music player. It untethers consumers from their computers, and
allows them to get new music and share their recommendations anytime,
anywhere -- over an open wireless Internet network."
The sleek 4 GB Sansa Connect features a large 2.2-inch TFT color
screen, a microSD slot for music and photo capacity expansion, and an
According to SanDisk, the Sansa Connect player is designed to work
seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and
Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files.
While optimized to work wirelessly with 'Yahoo! Music Unlimited To Go',
the player supports all of the Microsoft PlaysForSure subscription
music via a PC connection.
The SanDisk Sansa Connect is now available in the US at around $249.99 which is about Rs 10,580.
Edited by albusdumbledore - 14 April 2007 at 10:45pm