Can Sandisk slotmusic spell the end of CDs

Posted: September 23, 2008 in music, Technology
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SanDisk on Monday introduced a flash-memory card called slotMusic™ pre-loaded with music free of digital rights management technology. The SlotMusic microSD card, which is expected to ship to retailers in time for the holiday season, will contain high quality MP3 music files of tunes from artists from EMI Music, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Thats a pretty good lineup and if you look closely those are the companies that are want to obliterate iTunes for taking over the music retail business. This seems like an interesting idea and they even mentioned something about slotMusic media binders to help you carry around all those flash cards you’ll be having  but would it be something that consumers go for? I mean think about it, nowadays its all about being compact, we want to ram in as much features into a single device so that we dont have to carry around too much physical media. And companies like nokia coming up with their own online store, amazon.com, and recent napster acquisition by best buy for 121 million dollars, you gotta wonder is there a place for something like this on the market?

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