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Zvue 500 with 3.5-inch display, WiFi, CF, SD

Marc Perton

Handheld Entertainment has upgraded its line of Zvue portable media players with the Zvue 400 and 500, both of which include 3.5-inch, 320x240 displays, slots for both Compact Flash and Secure Digital cards, and compatibility with Microsoft's DRM for both audio and video. While the 400 is fairly basic, with 512MB of onboard storage, the 500 ups the specs to 1GB, and also adds WiFi, for quick downloading of media — or Media Snackingsm, as the Zvue people call it (and, yes, they do actually list Media Snacking as a service mark). No word on how you grab those snacks, since it's not clear whether the Zvue includes a browser or other software to find files to download. Both models are due out this quarter, with the 400 expected to go for about $225, and the 500 for about $300.


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