Wi-Fi Sansa leads a new Sandisk MP3some

‘What’s a Zune?’ That’s the question that’ll be on the lips of every Sansa Connect owner come the summer, as Sandisk sho

‘What’s a Zune?’ That’s the question that’ll be on the lips of every Sansa Connect owner come the summer, as Sandisk shows us what Wi-Fi was really invented for.Its new 4GB flash-based player (pictured) packs one feature of Wi-Fi we really missed on the Zune – downloads over the air. Sansa’s gadget will wirelessly connect to PlaysForSure websites allowing you to buy tunes right there on the player. That means an unlimited Napster account would keep you stocked up pretty much forever, without even having to touch the local storage.There’s no word on how all this wireless high jinks will affect the battery, or whether there’ll be any sharing possibilities, but it does mean you’ll get internet radio, and, as with the previous Sansa models, a microSD card for memory expansion should you want it.Alongside that is the 8GB Sansa View, with, as the name suggests, a strong emphasis on video. Its 4in display has a strong wingman in TV-out capability that with a separate docking station will pump out pictures upscaled to 1080i.Finally there’s the first-gen Shuffle-imitiating Sansa Express, a 1GB device with integrated USB connector. It trumps Apple’s gizmo, however, with a 1.1in OLED screen, FM tuner and microSD slot.All three are set to appear on these shores in the second quarter of the year.

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Sandisk Sansa Connect, View, Express Price: £TBA On sale: Q2 2007 Contact: Sandisk Related stories: The iPhone has arrived!