TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: EchoStar Introduces Portable Media Player

EchoStar Introduces Portable Media Player

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 11 Oct 2005 23:02:52 -0400

By SANDY SHORE AP Business Writer

DENVER (AP) -- The operator of the Dish Network satellite cable TV
service introduced a portable media player Tuesday that can display TV
programs or movies, play music and store digital photographs.

EchoStar Communications Corp.'s PocketDish works not only with Dish
Network equipment but also with most televisions, PC or Mac computers,
digital cameras, digital video recorders and VCRs.

The device, which is not equipped to receive programming broadcast
directly from Dish's satellites, is one of a growing number of
portable multi-use electronic devices on the market or expected to be
introduced that display video content.

Rival products include devices from Dell Inc., Samsung Electronics
Co. and Creative Labs. Inc. In fact, the new Dish player is based on
an operating system from Archos Inc., which introduced one of the
first portable media players.


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