CES 2006: Samsung and Sandisk launch their nano beaters

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Everyone wanted a nano last Christmas, so surely everyone will want something thatlooks like a nano this year? That’s the thinking from both Samsung and Sandisk, who launched players not a million miles away from Apple’s top seller.

Samsung’s YP-Z5, available in both 2GB and 4GB Flash capacities, claims to outstrip the nano for battery life – promising 38 hours worth of play between charges. It also sports a 1.8in colour LCD, slightly larger than the nano screen. The Sandisk’s Sansa e200 (pictured) also features a 1.8in display, but boasts 6GB of storage on the larger model, along with 4GB and 2GB models for those who want something similar to the nano. SanDisk has also equipped its player with an SD card slot for additional memory.

Both support MP3 and WMA audio files and both will hold photos to display in slideshows.

SanDisk said its new range of players will hit the shops in March in both the US and Europe. Samsung expect theirs to be available in February.

Via The Register

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Dave Walker