They're probably just the teensiest bit peeved over their thunder being stolen by Apple's announcement of the
iPod Photo, but Gateway unveiled their new MP3 Photo
Jukebox today, a 4GB MP3 player with a 1.6-inch, 128 x 128 pixel color LCD screen for looking at digital photos. A
little lighter and a little bigger than the iPod mini (3.4 ounces and 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.7 inches vs. the mini's 3.6 ounces
and 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches), the MP3 Photo Jukebox probably wouldn't win many converts on its own, but then again for
your $249 you do get all that extra photo viewing functionality. The one thing it's definitely missing is a built-in
memory card reader.
P.S. - Remember what we said about how you will all be sick of hearing about MP3 players that double as digital photo viewers in about six weeks? That might happen even sooner.