MP3 big in Taipei

Mass of portables arrive

Computex Several manufacturers are rolling out MP3 players at the Computex show in Taiwan. Pine introduced its D'music player, which can also be used as an FM radio and a voice recorder, and includes 32Mb of memory. Additional 32Mb cards fit in the machine. RFC Distribution is showing a JazPiper, which is a similar type of device and uses a SmartMedia card. These devices will give around an hour's worth of music. Meanwhile, Alpintex has launched its MP-Rom, which is an MP3 player which integrates a CD-Rom rather than memory. ®

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