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SanDisk introduces flagship MP3 Sansa player

Posted Thursday, March 16, 2006

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Large Color Screen, FM Radio, microSD Expansion Slot Ideal for Subscription Music Downloads, Viewing Photos and Video

Las Vegas, NV – SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) introduced its top-of-the-line SanDisk Sansa™ e200 MP3 player with a large color screen and 6-gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity that makes it ideal for listening to music or viewing photos and personal videos.

“Music is an incredibly important part of the digital lifestyle, where the emphasis is on accessibility of music, styling and ruggedness on the go,” said Eric Bone, director of audio/video product marketing at SanDisk. “These new players have a rich set of features, a high-strength industrial design and a friendly price tag that we believe will appeal to anyone who appreciates music on the go.”

Sansa e200—SanDisk’s Flagship MP3 Player
The Sansa e200 series features a slim new design and a 1.8-inch (4.572 cm) TFT color screen (QCIF+) along with high-quality audio, photo viewing and video playback capabilities. It offers an industry-leading, 6GB capacity that holds more than 1,400 MP3 songs2. It is also available in 2 and 4GB models. Its large color screen is ideal for easily viewing playlists, photos and personal videos.

Its distinctive, high-strength and lightweight back cover is made with an advanced Titanium alloy from Liquidmetal® Technologies that is stronger than steel and highly resistant to scratches and wear. It includes a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for long playtime and can be replaced by the customer to ensure the player provides many years of continuous service. Dimensions of the Sansa e200 are 1.7 in. wide x 3.5 in. long x 0.5 in. high (4.4 cm wide x 8.9 cm long x 1.3 cm high).

For instant access to millions of digital songs, the Sansa e200 series players will support Microsoft® PlaysForSure™ so consumers can download and pay for songs individually or download an unlimited amount of music for a flat monthly subscription fee from music stores such as Rhapsody To Go® and others.

The Sansa e200 includes other features to enhance the listening and viewing experience.

These include:

Icon-based menu for easy navigation

Slideshow function to conveniently view photos and play music simultaneously

FM tuner with on-the-fly recording to save your favorite songs or programs

microSD™ expansion slot for additional memory capacity and support for SanDisk TrustedFlash™ and gruvi™ content cards that can be shared with mobile phones

Universal accessory connector for the easy addition of future accessories.

Model - Sansa e250 (2GB) 1
Suggested Retail Price - $199.99
# of songs 2 (MP3) - 480
Playback time 3 - 32 hours, MP3
# of songs (WMA) - 960
Playback time - 64 hours, WMA

Model - Sansa e260 (4GB) 1
Suggested Retail Price - $249.99
# of songs 2 (MP3) - 960
Playback time 3 - 64 hours, MP3
# of songs (WMA) - 1920
Playback time - 128 hours, WMA

Model - Sansa e270 (4GB) 1
Suggested Retail Price - $299.99
# of songs 2 (MP3) - 1,440
Playback time 3 - 128 hours, MP3
# of songs (WMA) - 3,840
Playback time - 256 hours, WMA

The Sansa e200 series will be available in April in the U.S. and Europe.


Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Media Player 10+
  • Intel Pentium class PC or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • USB 2.0 port required for hi-speed transfer
Package Contents
  • Sansa e200 Series Player
  • Travel pouch and lanyard
  • Stereo headphones
  • Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide, CD with User Guide, & additional flyer inserts

[1] 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.
[2] Approximate figures at four minutes per song
[3] Approximate playback at 128kbps MP3, 64kbps WMA
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