In addition to the Sansa Connect and USBTV, SanDisk also
introduced at CES its first widescreen portable media player dubbed the Sansa
View. The Sansa View features a 4”widescreen display and can play videos, display
photos (up to 16 megapixels), play music, or even combine the two in a slideshow
format. The player also comes equipped with an integrated speaker for watching
and listening to content.
“SanDisk is excited to unveil its first portable media
device with remarkably rich video capabilities,” said Le Tran, SanDisk retail product
marketing manager for the Sansa View. “The Sansa View is a sturdy, easy-to-use
media player perfect for the road warrior or family looking for a video player
that they all can enjoy.”
The Sansa View measures at 78.5mm x 123mm x 16.9mm (0.66”
thick) and has 8GB of internal flash memory plus the option to add more with
its SD memory expansion slot allows for additional memory capacity. It can
output content to a TV screen through a 30-pin connector (up to 1080i with
docking station) for video and a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio.
The Sansa View video player works with Windows Media Player
10 or 11 for syncing of content, and is said to work with most download and
music subscription services, including Rhapsody, MTV Urge and Yahoo! Music.
The player contains a removable Li-Polymer battery that
provides up to four hours of continuous video playback and 10 hours of
continuous audio playback. A user-replaceable Li-Polymer battery — along with
an extended-life battery — will be sold separately.
Retailing for $299 MSRP, the 8GB Sansa View is expected to
be available from retailers in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2007, with
Canada and Europe to follow in the second quarter.