And here we thought SanDisk
had up and buried its once-thriving Sansa
PMP line. After all -- it was this company's CEO that said "you can't out-iPod the iPod
." For whatever reason, it looks as if the memory mainstay is about to try its hand once more in the saturated media player market, with a Sansa Fuze+ rumored for release in the near term. As you can clearly see above, there won't be anything too
special about the Fuze+, though the 2.4-inch QVGA display, capacitive touch controls and inbuilt FM tuner are certainly appreciated. It'll ship in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB flavors, supporting the usual file formats (AAC, MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, Audible, MPEG4, H.264, WMV, etc.) and offering a rechargeable battery good for 24 hours on the audio side and 5 hours on the video side. USB 2.0 support is thrown in, as is the absolutely riveting
confirmation that it'll be "ready for slotRadio
memory cards." Knowing that, we aren't so sure if our minds can take the wait till September 12th, but we'll do our best.