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Solar power, touch control boost flash MP3 player sector

High-end models support more media formats. Bluetooth and built-in speaker are the other key value add-ons.


  • Adding value: Solar power, touch control, built-in speaker and Bluetooth are gaining ground as makers raise product appeal. FM radio and voice recording are common. 
  • More formats supported: Mainstream models support MP3, WMA and WAV formats. Some upscale units also read Ogg Vorbis, AAC, APE and FLAC. 
  • Housing & design: Some companies use private molds to differentiate their products. Water-resistant casings are on the rise as well for better durability. 
  • Screen: Mainstream releases have 1.1 to 1.8in LCD or OLED displays. Monochrome LCD or color STN is typical among basic units, while color TFT LCDs are for the high end. 

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Note: This article "Solar power, touch control boost flash MP3 player sectorwas originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through  e-magazines and trade shows.

 All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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