CNet got their hands on Toshiba’s GigaBeat S, the first digital media player to give the iPod a run for its money. The S30 (30GB) and S60 (60GB) were first announced during Bill Gate’s keynote presentation at CES 2006 — powered by Windows Portable Media Center. Boasting a 240 x 320 resolution 2.4″ QVGA display, the new “S” series makes everything from pictures to your favorite movies look bright and crisp. Also included are an FM tuner, AV output, and compatibility with Vongo‘s new digital video subscription/download service. The players will support WMV, DivX, MPEG-2, MP3, WMA/WMA Lossless, and JPEG formats. .This is what they had to say:
Many prospective MP3/PVP buyers have been waiting patiently for this compact, easy-to-use, one-stop shop for media files–looks like the Toshiba Gigabeat S was worth the wait.