Samsung launched the world's smallest MP3 player in Korea today. The latest of its 'Yepp' line measures the size of a business card and 17mm thick. Holding 40Mb of audio, it also includes an FM radio, voice recording capabilities, and a basic telephone book.
And Lucent has seen the (other) light. The company is working with e.Digital on a handheld device that downloads music from the internet. Sound familiar? It would be except that it's not MP3, but based on Lucent's own Enhanced Perceptual Audio Coder (EPAC). But don't write it off just yet. Lucent is another founder member of the Secure Digital Music Initiative.