updated 09:50 am EDT, Mon March 10, 2008
Sansa Fuze on Amazon
More details have surfaced about SanDisk's upcoming Sansa Fuze music player, according to an Amazon leak. The listing confirms the Fuze's role as a direct iPod nano rival with a 1.9-inch screen, music and video playback on 4GB of storage, and a jog wheel for navigation. Unlike the Apple player or rivals like the Zune 4, the Fuze would add a microSDHC slot for as much as 8GB or more of additional storage. It would also bring an FM radio and voice capture through a microphone.
The player should ship in at least black, pink, and red colors with at least a 4GB capacity, though one leak also pointed to a blue version and suggests that different colors may accompany different capacities, such as a potential (though unconfirmed) 8GB version. Amazon puts the price of the Fuze at $100, a full $50 less than the price of an equivalent iPod nano and other premium devices. No clues are given as to the official release date, though an announcement is expected very shortly. [via Pocket-lint]