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New portable video player borrows \"iPod\" name

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2005

iPod MP4 knockoff

A China-based manufacturer is offering what it calls the "." The device is the latest in a series of iPod knockoffs to come from Chinese electronics makers. While this new device does not mimic the iPod's appearance, it does borrow the "iPod" name in an obvious effort to confuse consumers. Unlike Apple's current iPod offerings, the device plays video in addition to music. It features a 20GB hard drive, support for seven card types via three memory slots, and compatibility with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux via USB 2.0. It offers 3.5 hours of video playback or 7.5 hour of audio playback from a single battery charge. The built-in color display measures 2" diagonally and offers a resolution of 558 by 234 pixels. The device is larger and heavier than any current iPod, measuring 128 x 69 x 24mm, and weighing over half a pound.

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