SanDisk, Yahoo! Team Up on New mp3 Player
Another day, another new iPod challenger; but this one has the full power of Yahoo! behind it.
The SanDisk Corp. announced Monday that they will partner with Yahoo! on the Sansa Connect, a new mp3 player. The deal means that users of the new player will have access to numerous features owned or controlled by Yahoo!, including Flickr, LAUNCHcast Internet radio and Yahoo! Messenger. This is accomplished through WiFi, with which the player is enabled, thus making the Connect among the few mp3 players to allow wireless downloading of music.
In addition to SanDisk and Yahoo!, the third major partner in the venture is ZING, a mobile entertainment company that developed much of the technology.