De Korea Herald heeft wat info over portable MP3 spelers die wij de komende tijd uit Korea mogen verwachten. Hier wat spul:
Besides these pioneers, a group of small Korean firms are lining up for a peace of the action. For instance, Gate Square is working on a multifunction MP3 player with paging capabilities. The company has also developed an MP3 player for vehicles which runs on a RISC processor and uses a CD-ROM for storage. AMAC Information and Communication is another startup drawn to the big opportunity born of MP3 technology. Its strategy is to undercut market leaders with low-cost products. While a 32-megabyte MPMan from Saehan sells for around $220 per unit, AMAC plans to release a product with the same storage capacity for around $150 next February. A 32MB Rio is selling for $199 in the U.S.
Digital Way is also set to join the fray. It has developed a model equipped with a digital camera module, which means that the product can store digital pictures as well as music. It is scheduled to be released next spring. Using its caption technology, Korea Media is developing a an MP3 player that can also be used as a singing machine and a language tutor. A company official said the new device, slated to hit store shelves in March, will also feature games and data backup capabilities. Big players like Samsung Electronics are also poised to jump on the MP3 bandwagon. The electronics powerhouse plans to market two models next February, one with 24MB of flash memory and the other with basic 24MB flash memory and 16MB memory card.