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UK digital music player retailer Advanced MP3 Players has brought to Britain what could be the first device to mount a serious challenge to Apple's iPod Nano for size and slimness. The Mcody M20 weighs a mere 31g and is just 7.5mm thick - and looks like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Alas, that's a whole half a millimetre thicker than the Nano, but who's counting when the M20 squeezes in an FM radio, voice and line-in recording, SRS WoW and TruBass sound enhancement and, for the Linux boys, Ogg audio support.

mcody m20 slimline mp3 player

The M20 also plays MP3, WMA and WAV files. There's no video or photo support: the M20's 128 x 64 white-on-black OLED screen's not really up to that. The player is available in 1GB and 2GB versions.

Advanced quotes two battery life figures: 11 hours and 12 hours, both just under the Nano's 14-hour music playback duration, but neither a deal breaker, we'd say. In any case, it's cheaper: £69 for the 1GB version and £89 for the 2GB model - Apple charges £99 and £129 for the equivalent-capacity Nanos.

mcody m20 slimline mp3 player

The M20 is availble now from Advanced MP3 Players' website ®

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