Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New ZVUE portable media player available now
Posted on 2-Dec-2003 07:44 | Tags Filed under: News


New ZVUE portable media player available now
HandHeld Entertainment announced that its ZVUE! personal video player (PVP) is now available for purchase on-line on their web site. This is just in time for orders to be delivered before Christmas Day in the United States.

About the size of a deck of playing cards, the ZVUE! is the world's first full-color PVP priced under US$100. The ZVUE! has garnered widespread attention because of its ability to play full-color videos, MP3s and display JPEG images and slideshows.

HandHeld Entertainment also announced that it will begin shipping a software upgrade beginning in 2004 that will make all ZVUE! players sold this holiday season "backward-compatible" with videos encoded in MPEG-4. MPEG-4 is the format used by the 3GPP for video recorded on mobile devices and for distribution over 2.5G (GPRS and CDMA) and 3G networks.

HandHeld Entertainment has entered into several licensing relationships to provide video content for use on ZVUE! players on Secure Digital/MultiMediaCards (SD/MMCs). Starting at US$6.99, these initial ZCARD!s are currently available for purchase on the HHE web site at www.zvue.com and will be available in retail outlets where the ZVUE! is on sale. The company plans to unveil ZVUE!-compatible video content on ZCARD!s each week.

"You can hardly get a decent MP3 player for US$99, and the ZVUE! plays MP3s and video and will soon have an MP4 upgrade," said Garrett Cecchini, executive vice president and co-founder of HandHeld Entertainment. "When was the last time a new technology made a debut and it wasn't overpriced just because it was new? Just about never. The ZVUE! is more than the hottest new personal video player player this year -- it's an affordable one -- and one that will play the most popular video formats too."

HandHeld Entertainment has also allotted a limited number of ZVUE!'s to a select group of retailers throughout the United States, with additional quantities not available until after the 2003 holiday shopping season.




More information: http://www.zvue.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

iPhone 8/iPhone X, impressions?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by alasta on 19-Sep-2017 18:42 (295 replies)
Pages... 18 19 20


Auckland Airport fuel supply obliterated by digger
Created by Batman, last reply by k1wi on 20-Sep-2017 00:26 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


When did we become America
Created by BTR, last reply by tripper1000 on 19-Sep-2017 21:35 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


How to backup/copy an iphone app?
Created by Batman, last reply by scuwp on 19-Sep-2017 19:37 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Imminent iPhone update to wipe out 32-bit apps
Created by Davy, last reply by surfisup1000 on 19-Sep-2017 23:04 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


New Vodafone Plans
Created by alasta, last reply by Linux on 18-Sep-2017 20:47 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Vodafone ping down?
Created by 01EG, last reply by 01EG on 16-Sep-2017 18:26 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Sky blames piracy for lost customers. Sky: it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by tdgeek on 19-Sep-2017 20:34 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32