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LinuxDevices: FIC Unveils Linux-based Portable Media Player

Jan 05, 2005, 11:30 (8 Talkback[s])

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"Taiwanese motherboard maker FIC will unveil a Linux-based portable media player (PMP) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. FIC's 'Vassili' includes a 3.6-inch color LCD screen and a 20GB hard drive, and can play multimedia content downloaded directly from PCs and PVRs (personal video recorders) in a number of formats.

"The PMP market appears to be heating up, with InStat/MDR projecting close to 180 percent annual growth through 2008, and several vendors, including Archos, iRiver, Veritouch, and Zupera have recently announced new Linux-based PMPs..."

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