February 2005
UNIX Update;Feb2005, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p2
Trade Publication
This article reports on the MediaREADY Flyboy Personal Media Player released by Video Without Boundaries Inc., a pioneer in the emerging broadband media device market, as of February 2005. The MediaREADY Flyboy is an ultra-slim portable MPEG4 media player and recorder capable of carrying hours of video and music and thousands of pictures. According to a recent Jupiter Research survey, 51% of consumers would watch movies on a portable media player. 55% of them are interested in watching TV shows on such a device. That compares with 79% of consumers who like the idea of listening to music. For these consumers, the MediaREADY Flyboy comes exactly at the right time. The Linux-based MediaREADY Flyboy Portable Media Player allows you to record up to 80 hours of video, store over 200,000 digital pictures, or hold up to 740 hours of music on its 40 GB hard drive and enjoy it all on the move. The Flyboy has an easy to watch 3.5 inch liquid crystal display (LCD) screen with built-in speakers. The internal Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 hard drive allows your Flyboy to receive files from a connected MediaREADY 4000, MediaREADY 5000 or PC. The MediaREADY Flyboy has a $349 manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP).


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