Toshiba Mobile Audio Player MEA110AS
Toshiba claims it introduced "the world's first AAC- and MP3-compatible mobile audio player with a SD memory card slot." (AAC is a high-quality sound compression for music distribution and digital satellite broadcasts that will start later this year.) The MEA110AS's SD memory card supports the SDMI-compliant Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) developed by IBM Corp., Intel Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Toshiba. Toshiba entered into agreements with IBM, Intel, Liquid Audio and RealNetworks for digital content protection technologies for electronic music distribution over the Internet. As a result, consumers using Toshiba portable audio players will be immediately free to visit over 500 Web sites where they can download more than 2 million pieces of music, with no breach of copyright protection. A 64 MB SD card is expected to sell for about 20,000 yen and 32 MB at 10,000 yen. A USB interface supports fast, easy connection with PCs. Expected street price will be 30,000 yen.
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