updated 07:10 am EST, Tue March 8, 2005
Sony flash music devices
Sony has launched a new line of flash-based MP3 players. Designed to counter Apple's recent entry into the low-cost music device market, " looks at the challenges posed by cell phones--which are expected to incorporate mini hard drives and higher-capacity flash storage in the near future and will soon leverage higher speed networks for downloading music: "The seamless experience of mobiles and PC downloads is approaching, he predicted. Mr Babinet said the mobile phone had a number of advantages over PCs which would see it become the focus for music downloading in the future."