Portable Player Push
By 2007, new PMPs will offer simplified connectivity and PDA applications. More PMPs will be integrated with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as they continue to shrink and cost less. PDA applications will extend PMP functionality beyond the realm of entertainment and into the business and mass markets.
Global manufacturing hub in mainland China
There are about 40 makers of PMPs in Taiwan, which is expected to grow to 50 by the end of 2006. Among them are major computer peripheral and consumer electronics companies. Some makers only perform contract manufacturing for OEM companies. Others may also promote their own brands. Many can provide complete solutions in-house, starting from initial design up to mass production and packaging. Some makers with ODM capability can create unique designs exclusively for buyers, within short delivery time.