LinuxDevices: FIC Unveils Linux-based Portable Media Player

“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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