Acer MP-500 touchscreen portable media player

This one comes as something of a surprise, but it's certainly the kind of surprise we'd like to get more often. Acer is apparently on the verge of releasing its MP-500 media player, and the specs include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 20-40GB hard drive, support for most common audio and video formats, video out and a battery life of 4-8 hours. It's expected out in Europe next month at a price of between $350 and $415.