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Philips expands GoGear flash memory line-up

Philips has expanded its portable mp3 player range with the launch of GoGear SA1335, which the company claims provides users with up to 12 hours of music on the move. Philips claims that the inclusion of PlayFor- Sure software ensures compatibility with a variety of online music stores, enabling users to take full advantage of the device’s 1GB of storage.

Windows XP users can also transfer MP3 files from their hard disk to the SA1335 using the ‘drag and drop’ method. An SD memory slot enables users to store voice and FM radio recordings in an uncompressed format.

The SA1335 features a large OLED display, with a colour theme of either yellow or blue, ensuring an easyto- read interface. Other user-friendly features include a graphic equaliser, while a ‘folder browsing’ option provides quick access to the desired musical track.

The product’s USB 2.0 connection allows users to plug it straight into a PC. These features, combined with the product’s chrome aesthetic, indicate that the company is looking to emulate Apple’s winning formula in the competitive portable MP3 player market.

The series is set to be updated next year with the addition of the SA 1305 and 1333 models.