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Gateway upgrades Jukebox

New version of MP3 Photo Jukebox can store up to 1,500 songs or 2,000 digital photos. Photo: Gateway MP3 player packs more music

Gateway on Thursday released a version of its MP3 Photo Jukebox with more storage and enhanced features.

The new device, GCM-6, has 6GB of storage capacity, which Gateway says is enough for as many as 1,500 MP3 songs or 2,000 digital photos. The player is about the size of a deck of cards and weighs 3.4 ounces, Gateway said.

Gateway Photo Jukebox MP3

Photos, playlists and track information are displayed on the color screen, which also includes a scroll feature for navigating the content. Users can browse music by album, artist, genre, track or playlist, while photos can be displayed individually or in a slideshow. Users can transfer photos to the Photo Jukebox via a USB 2.0 cable, Gateway said. The devices include Windows Media Player 10.

Apple currently dominates the digital-music marketwith its iPods. Other PC makers, including Dell, have entered the market with their own MP3 players.

The GCM-6 is compatible with music services such as Napster. When buying the device, customers who sign up for Napster will get the first three months of Napster to Go for free.

The new Photo Jukebox has begun shipping at a retail price of $249.99, the company said. Gateway's previous version of the MP3 Photo Jukebox has 4GB of storage capacity and retails for $199.99.