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Olympus: A 20 GByte audio player with built-in digital camera

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Olympus: A 20 GByte audio player with built-in digital camera

Earlier today we speculated that a combination of massive storage space, audio player capability and digital camera features could make sense.

We didn’t have to wait very long: Olympus took andvantage of teh current announcement-frenzy of digital audio players and presented its “m:robe” device: A portable audio player which offers an integrated 1.22 megapixel digital camera, 20 GByte of storage space and a 3.7″ color touch screen with 640 x 480 pixel resolution in the high-end model MR-500i.

The entry-level MR-100 delivers 5 GByte of storage space and a monochrome 160 x 128 dot-matrix display with a funky red LEDs.

Both devices are controlled solely through the touch screen and will be available in January. The MR-500i will cost $500, the MR-100 $250.