mobiBLU Intros Podcast-Enabled MP3 Players

May 3rd, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players

Podcast Ready and mobiBLU have announced the launch of what they are calling the “first podcast-enabled MP3 players.”

mobiBLU’s latest MP3 player, the B153, will come pre-installed with Podcast Ready’s myPodder podcast management software. A myPodder-enabled 2GB mobiBlu Cube is also being launched through Target stores nationwide. Podcast Ready’s myPodder software resides on the player and works with a web-based podcast management system.

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Users can plug the mobiBLU MP3 devices into any Internet-connected computer and access myPodder to update, subscribe to and manage their podcasts. Podcast Ready also provides a podcast directory and one-click podcast subscription.

The myPodder software is available now in English and by June will also be available in Japanese, Korean and German.

mobiBLU claims an impressive 150 hours of battery life for the B153, (based on playback of 128kbps, 44.1 KHz, non-DRM MP3 files, volume at level 20 and display in sleep mode). The battery life decreases to 100 hours when using WMA DRM files only.

The B153 includes an FM Tuner, voice recording (using the built-in microphone) and SRS WOW HD. The B153 comes in three memory storage sizes (512MB, 1GB, 2GB) and two colors.

The second generation of the mobiBLU Cube (model #DAH-1500i) is a 2GB MP3 player with one of the smallest form factors in the industry, measuring slightly less than one inch each way. It sports an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display that draws less power than conventional LCD displays.

Source: mobiBlu

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