This was added with a firmware update and addresses your issue. Sorry if it's not the e280 but you weren't too exact.
Buyer beware. This is an unsatisfactory music player. You can do practically nothing on the player itself, including making or editing playlists. The so-called shuttle feature has no random algorithim, but simply skips every 3rd song. No music management software at all, forcing you to rely on the tender and flaky mercy of MS Media Player. If I knew then, what I know now, I would not even spend $49 for this dud.