SanDisk Corporation has announced the new Sansa View, a video MP3 player with a long list of features and generous capacity.
The Sansa View provides MP3 player attributes with full-motion video support, a larger screen, long battery life and large capacity.
Saying this is a significant step-up from the company’s Sansa e200 music player series, SanDisk points out that the slim Sansa View features music, photos, FM radio and audio books, plus video transferring capabilities and memory of up to 24GB (by using an optional 8GB microSD/microSDHC card).
The player innovates makes it easy for users to transfer videos natively using available software. Most popular formats are supported via embedded player functionality (H.264, WMV and MPEG4), or via a one-time software download of the Sansa Media Converter which transcodes numerous video files, including DivX.
Consumers can purchase and insert one of SanDisk’s microSD/microSDHC cards to play up to 24GB of music, video and photos on their Sansa View. In addition, the microSD card allows users to easily move their content to a mobile phone or other mobile device.
An MP3 player at its core, the Sansa View comes equipped with backlit scroll wheel and 2.4” widescreen display. The device supports many music download and subscription services, including Rhapsody To Go, Napster, eMusic and others.
The Sansa View player will come in two capacities — 8GB and 16GB — and is expected to be available from retailers in Canada later in 2007 with other regions to follow shortly thereafter.