CES 2006: ZVUE portable media player with Wi-Fi

Personal video players

Handheld Entertainment are another company unveiling portable media players at the CES, the most noteable of which is the ZVUE 500 with Wi-Fi 02.11a/b/g connectivity.

The ZVUE 500 has a 3.5 inch "landscape" LCD screen with 320x240px resolution. It also features 1GB of on-board flash memory, as well as SD/MMC and CompactFlash Type II card expansion slots for extending storage. It is capable of playing video in MPEG1/2/4, QuickTime and WMV DRM formats at 30 frames per secondhand audio in MP3 and WMA.

The ZVUE 500 is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of 2006 with a retail price of around $300.

More portable media players:
Cowon iAudio6
mPack P600

Dave Walker
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