|Las Vegas, NV (Jan 6, 2005) - BenQ today announced its first hard disc drive-based digital audio player, the Joybee 720, that offers five gigabytes (5GB) of storage capacity, which equates to being capable of storing as many as 1,200 songs. The Joybee 720 supports MP3, WMA and WAV formats, and includes an FM radio tuner with up to 16 preset channels.|
One of the key features of the Joybee 720 is its built-in 160 x 128 LCD display that is capable of displaying up to 65,000 colors. The color photo viewer lets users share pictures with family and friends. This color photo viewer supports JPEG images and enables users to create slide shows of up to 20 photos. Users can store large volumes of photos using expandable memory through either a secure digital (SD) card or MultiMediaCard (MMC).
For long-lasting performance, the Joybee 720 comes with a replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback. The battery can be recharged via a USB connection or external DC power adapter.
The Joybee 720 will be available through BenQ’s authorized distribution channels in Q3 of 2005, with an estimated street price of $400.