Monday, September 10, 2007

The All New Sansa View

Here is SanDisk’s answer to the new iPod Nano; the Sansa View. The Sansa View comes in two memory configurations; 8GB and 16GB. The 16GB will retail for around $199, about the same as the 8GB iPod Nano. Is this an iPod Nano, maybe not, but if you are looking at a player based on storage capabilities and price, then it might fit the bill.

The Sansa View has an expected battery life of 35 hours for music and 7 hours for video and supports H.264, WMV and MPEG4 video. Videos are viewed on the 2.4 inch screen and the screen automatically displays in landscape mode. The Sansa View also supports MicroSD/SDHC memory cards that can increase the available memory to 24GB on the 16GB model.

Other features:
Supports most audio formats, including MP3, protected and unprotected WMA, WAV, DRM-free MP3 downloads
Gapless playback for smoother music transition
Digital FM radio with 20 pre-sets
Audible audiobook support
Video compatibility with MPEG4, WMV, H.264
Sansa Media Converter supports a large number of other video formats, including DivX
Smooth video playback at 30 frames per second (fps)
Photo JPEG viewing capabilities - up to 16 megapixel

Dimensions: 4.29 x 1.95 x 0.35 inches
Weight: 2.9 oz

The Sansa View should retail for around $199 for the 16GB and $149 for the smaller 8GB

Source: SanDisk Press Release