SanDisk Corp. has announced the acquisition of a small, innovative MP3 player company named Music Gremlin.
Get a first look from the Labs at the MusicGremlin MP3 player/digital music service.
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The 30GB Zune (designed by Microsoft, manufactured by Toshiba) will use ad-hoc Wi-Fi for local communication with other Zune users. So you can share, but not online (as you could with the MusicGremlin). Also, this means you cannot connect to the Zune Mark
The MusicGremlin is a novel first effort and a boon for people who want instant access to downloadable songs, but it probably doesn't deliver enough value to attract many users.
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Stay away from water and throw away your your computer. The Gremlin is out and it lets you download songs directly to your device using Wi-Fi
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