It may be
only a couple of weeks since we first started seeing reviews
of Thomson/RCA's Lyra X3000
portable media player, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing a successor, the X3030. Like the X3000, the
X3030, due out in May, can handle WMA, PlaysforSure, Audible and DivX files, and has a 3.6-inch LCD display. In fact,
the main difference between the two models appears to be a bump in hard disk size, from 20 to 30GB (gee, that must be
why this is the X3030). RCA has kept the suggested retail price at the same $399 level as the X3000, so if you like the
Lyra's specs and 20GB will do it for you, now might be a good time for you to grab an X3000 from a clearance bin.