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Kris Kumar
01-18-2005, 08:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/ces/default.mspx' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/ces/default.mspx</a><br /><br /></div>Microsoft is trying to drum up the music player capability of the Windows Mobile Smartphone. The specially created video for the CES audience touts the superior music file sync capability of the Windows Media Player 10 and presents the Audiovox SMT5600 with WMP 10 as the best music player for people on-the-go. 8) <br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Jan05-WMP-band3.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />The Hi-Res [300K] version of the video can be viewed <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/_assets/video/ces/MusicGoesMobile_EnglishVersion_long_300k.wvx">here</a> and the Low-Res [160K] version can be accessed over <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/_assets/video/ces/MusicGoesMobile_EnglishVersion_long_160k.wvx">here.</a> Windows Media Player 10 offers a lot of cool features, but the one bottleneck music lovers have to live with, is that the file transfer speed over the USB connection is slow and miniSD card under the battery makes it worse. :-(

01-19-2005, 07:53 AM
Someone needs a new ad-agency.

Does the Audiovox only have USB 1? Anyone use it as their main mp3-player? Is it painfully slow to sync?

Mike Temporale
01-19-2005, 12:07 PM
Do any of the phones have usb 2.0?

Kris Kumar
01-19-2005, 01:34 PM
All the Microsoft Smartphones have USB 1.0 or is it 1.1.

The Samsung HardDisk based Music Player may be the first one to carry USB 2.0 "when" it is released.

01-20-2005, 05:16 AM
Microsoft must have conveniently forgotten the noise that occurs every 10-13 seconds when playing mp3 on the Audiovox SMT-5600. They must have also forgotten that the headphone connector is proprietory. Adapters for headphones would allow you to listen to music, but you lose the mic to talk on the phone with.

Jason Dunn
01-20-2005, 07:44 PM
Heh. That made me laugh more than I thought. :lol: