SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today unveiled an affordable, cable-less, flash-based MP3 player: the 1-gigabyte (GB) Sansa Express. Designed for the value-conscious consumer, the compact Sansa Express stands out amongst the competition as an affordably priced device with many high-end features, including a microSD™ expansion slot, FM tuner, recording capabilities, data storage and a direct connection to a consumer’s computer – no USB cable required. The Sansa Express and other new SanDisk products are being demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“With the Sansa Express, SanDisk is continuing its strategy of bringing new MP3 players to market for the budget conscious consumer,” said Keith Washo, SanDisk retail product marketing manager. “Plus, we’ve made the Sansa Express easy to use. With no cable—this player uses a direct connection to the computer—you just plug and go.”
The Sansa Express can hold up to 3GB of music—or 750 songs —by utilizing a 2GB microSD card in the player’s memory expansion slot. This card feature also enables secure transferring of music to other devices equipped with microSD card slots such as mobile phones and PDAs.
About the size of a pack of gum, the dimensions of the Sansa Express MP3 player are .99 inches wide x 3.09 inches long x .64 inches high.
Available in March 2007 in the U.S. and Europe and Middle East, the Sansa Express will be priced at $59.995 (MSRP).
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
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