Minox intros DMP-3 media player

Camera maker Minox is pushing beyond its usual boundaries once again with its new Volkswagen-designed DMP-3 media player, a follow-up to the DMP-2 and DMP-1 before it. As with its previous players, Minox is talking up the device's digital photo album and video playback capabilities as much as its MP3 functionality, although the smallish 2.5-inch LCD makes for less than ideal viewing conditions. On the storage tip, Minox has again opted for a paltry 128MB of internal memory, making the SD slot essential if you plan on using the device to capture VGA or QVGA video in MPEG-4. No word yet on pricing or availability, although if the previous model is any indication, it should come in somewhere around the $200 mark.