I just bought an MP3 player for a friend & thought I’d share the info.
This is exactly what I was looking for, albeit a little over my target price. But I just got an Acer n10 PDA that has all those functions & more (on the other hand it was NT$10,000). I’ll try to put an update here after my friend uses it for a while.
o Model: Future Media M.M.P FTM-1280M
note: the FTM-1280 w/o M at the end doesn’t have a memory card slot
o Price: NT$3800
o Purchase location: computer market under Xinsheng Expressway, just north of Bade Lu. Basement #51
o 128 MB built-in
o Memory slot can take either SD or MMC
SD – faster & more expensive - ~NT$2500 for 128MB, no?
MMC – slower & cheaper - ~NT$1400 for 128 MB, ?
o MP3/WMA Playing
Decoding-PMEG 1/2 audio layer, 2/3 decoding wma
o Digital Voice Recorder
(128 MB so 8 hr.s recording at 32kbps - don’t know if you can change sampling rate yet)
o FM Radio (Immediate Recording)
o 1 year warranty
o comes w/1 AAA battery, headphones, pouch, USB cable, driver cd, and a carry strap
o note: the box is in English, but the manual is in Chinese. Maybe they sell it in America, in which case an English manual might be available.
I haven’t tried it yet , but bought it on the recomendation of a friend. He’s had it for about a month and loves it. BUT he did say that his battery cover was a little finicky, has broken, & now is in for repair. I just tried opening the battery door & it seems okay.