Ook het franse Thompson gaat een portable MP3 player op de markt brengen. Ding heeft de naam 'Lyra' en heeft 32Mb flash ram:
However, the company's support for the controversial MP3 digital audio format, signalled last week by its acquisition of a 20 per cent stake in MP3 software specialist MusicMatch, was tempered by Lyra's 'play it safe' support for Microsoft's MP3 rival, MS Audio 4.0. However, Lyra also supports RealNetworks' RealAudio G2 format, so perhaps the decision to include MS Audio 4.0 is more about covering as many bases as possible than accepting Microsoft is about to dominate the online music format market.
Zie dit nieuwsbericht bij The Register.