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SanDisk Sansa View and Sansa Clip

Ralf Jurrien
CES report
Tuesday 8th, January 2008
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

SanDisk Corporation, the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, announced capacity increases for two of its most popular flash-based digital media players: the tiny Sansa Clip moves to a top capacity of 4 gigabytes (GB) from 2 GB, while the powerful Sansa View jumps to 32 GB from a previous top capacity of 16 GB. The new capacities were announced during a press conference at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, where SanDisk is demonstrating products at Booth 30768, South Hall 3, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

SanDisk Sansa View and Sansa Clip

SanDisk Sansa View 32GB
The full-featured SanDisk Sansa View, introduced in September in capacities of 8GB and 16GB, features a vibrant 2.4-inch TFT color screen with 320x240 resolution for crisp playback of full-motion video. The new SanDisk Sansa View 32GB, due in February with an MSRP of $349.99, can hold a stunning 48 two-hour movies or 8,000 songs. The rechargeable, long-lasting lithium ion battery provides 35 hours of audio or 7 hours of video playback. The Sansa View has built-in support for the MPEG4, WMV and H.264 video formats.

SanDisk Sansa Clip 4GB
The matchbox-sized SanDisk Sansa Clip, introduced in August in capacities of 1GB and 2GB, is the perfect companion for jogging, working out or just hanging out. The new 4GB version, due in February with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $79.99, can store 1,000 songs, runs for 15 hours on its rechargeable battery and comes in a stylish silver color with a mirror finish on the front. SanDisk Sansa Clip stands above the leading wearable music player because of its bright OLED color screen - allowing users to select the music they hear, not just wait for songs to come around at random.

Sansa media players
"As a world leader in the design and production of flash memory, SanDisk continues to meet or beat the competition in raising capacities of our Sansa digital media players - giving people the freedom to carry more entertainment with them wherever they go - while maintaining prices that consumers find compelling," said Eric Bone, vice president of marketing for the Audio & Video Business Unit at SanDisk. "The SanDisk Sansa Clip 4GB, for example, can store about 100 albums, giving users enough choices for any mood or situation. The 32GB Sansa View can hold an assortment of videos, so users don't have to decide in advance which one or two digital movies or personal videos to bring with them."

SanDisk Sansa View and Sansa Clip Features
The SanDisk Sansa View and Clip share a long list of advanced features, like:
Audio formats: support for MP3, WMA, WAV and Audible audio books.
Music services: support for many music download and subscription services, including Rhapsody To Go, Napster, eMusic and others.
Recording: built-in microphone for voice recording.
FM radio: built-in FM tuner, with user option to create station presets.
Accessories: earphones and USB cable.

SanDisk Sansa View and Sansa Clip

SanDisk Sansa Clip Price & Availability
The featherweight SanDisk Sansa Clip, weighing only 0.9 ounces, comes with a clip that makes it easy to attach the device to clothing, a backpack or purse. The clip is detachable, so the device can become even smaller when the clip isn't needed. SanDisk Sansa Clip continues to be available in 1GB capacity with an MSRP of $39.99 and 2GB capacity with an MSRP of $59.99. The SanDisk Sansa Clip 4GB is expected to be available in February in the United States with an MSRP of $79.99. The 1GB SanDisk Sansa Clip is available in black; the 2GB Sansa Clip is available in black, red, pink or blue; and the 4GB will be available in silver.

SanDisk Sansa View Price & Availability
The SanDisk Sansa View, weighing 2.9 ounces, can display JPEG photos and has a microSD/microSDHC card slot. By adding SanDisk's 8GB microSDHC card, the total capacity of the new 32GB SanDisk Sansa View increases to 40GB. SanDisk Sansa View continues to be available in 8GB capacity with an MSRP of $149.99 and 16GB capacity with an MSRP of $199.99. The SanDisk Sansa View 32GB is expected to be available in February in the United States with an MSRP of $349.99.

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