The Sansa e200 series features a slim new design and a 1.8-inch (4.572 cm) TFT color screen (QCIF+) along with high-quality audio, photo viewing and video playback capabilities. It offers an industry-leading, 6GB capacity that holds more than 1,400 MP3 songs. It is also available in 2 and 4GB models. Its large color screen is ideal for easily viewing playlists, photos and personal videos.
Its distinctive, high-strength and lightweight back cover is made with an advanced Titanium alloy from Liquidmetal® Technologies that is stronger than steel and highly resistant to scratches and wear. It includes a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for long playtime and can be replaced by the customer to ensure the player provides many years of continuous service. Dimensions of the Sansa e200 are 1.7 in. wide x 3.5 in. long x 0.5 in. high (4.4 cm wide x 8.9 cm long x 1.3 cm high).
For instant access to millions of digital songs, the Sansa e200 series players will support Microsoft® PlaysForSure™ so consumers can download and pay for songs individually or download an unlimited amount of music for a flat monthly subscription fee from music stores such as Rhapsody To Go® and others.
The Sansa e200 will be available in the spring in 2, 4, and 6 GB capacities. With a color screen, and support for displaying photos, as well as MP3’s and WMA’s, and even videos this clearly has the iPod Nano in their sights. Of note, to keep the small form factor, they’re using microSD flash cards. An icon based menu system, and a replaceable lithium ion battery complete the package. It will be priced to match Apple’s Nano at $200 for the 2 GB, $250 for the 4 GB, and $300 for the 6 GB model.
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e200 looks interesting. My question is whether this unit will support drag-and-drop of mp3 files like the previous Sandisk models. Having to us programs to transfer files in, is a pain that I would like to avoid.
This gadget looks beautiful. A few questions (are you listening SanDisk?), how’s the sound quality (I’ve heard some previous SanDisk devices weren’t so great); will these play Audible.com formats; can I modify tracks with the player (such as deleting podcasts once I’ve listened to them); are there bookmarks? This could be the ultimate mp3 player, and I would be so sad if it ends up as another one of the many devices that starts the race but doesn’t cross the finish line.
The e200 is nice no doubt about it, With plenty of features, it seams. But yeah can you transfer song by drag and drop, and can you drop the price down twenty bucks because I’m cheap.
There’s no doubt that this is a sweet product, and I’m quite sure that there will be price drops, because that’s what Sandisk ususally do