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SanDisk Offers FM Tuner On Award Winning Sansa MP3 Players Across Europe To Give Consumers Freedom Of Choice

Dec 13, 2006

Sansa MP3 players include the e200 and c200 series - with sleek designs,
removable, rechargeable batteries and expandable memory
Dublin, Ireland - 4 Dec 2006 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced that the award winning Sansa™ e200 and c200 MP3 player series would both be offered with FM functionality to consumers in European Community member countries starting in December.
Launched earlier this year, the European models in both the Sansa e200 and c200 series did not contain an FM Tuner due to increased costs caused by tax requirements. However, following
significant demand from the consumer, SanDisk has taken the decision to offer both FM enabled and FM disabled devices to the consumer with a marginal price differentiation.
Both the flagship Sansa e200 series and the corresponding Sansa c200 series with added FM functionality will be available in stores. The feature-packed players all include a flash memory card expansion slot, allowing users to add up to 500 additional songs through a 2GB1 microSD™ card; extensive battery life with removable and rechargeable batteries2; photo-viewing; voice recording with built-in microphone, and non-proprietary digital rights management (DRM) to allow users to purchase songs from numerous digital music sources.
In addition, the e200 series offers a rugged, scratch resistant alloy metal back casing for added durability, as well as photo and video capability facilitated through the Sansa Media Converter for the optimum user viewing experience. (The Sansa c200 also requires the Sansa Media Converter for optimal transmission of photos to the device.)
Ed Moro, Vice President, Managing Director EMEA, said "SanDisk has decided to offer the FM tuner function in Europe as part of the 'freedom of choice' concept of Sansa. Following feedback from customers, suppliers and the media, SanDisk realized that many people would like this function on the Sansa, and we took the decision to include this as an extra for those interested in this feature."
SanDisk recently announced reduced pricing across the Sansa range ahead of the holiday season, and these new low prices will remain with the addition of the FM enabled models offered at a small premium.
The FM enabled device will ship beginning in December:
Model                            Suggested retail price, excluding VAT
Without FM tuner
FM enabled
Sansa e200 MP3 Player
Sansa e250, 2048 MB
€ 111,24
€ 122,36
Sansa e260, 4096 MB
€ 145,46
€ 160,00
Sansa e270, 6144MB
                  € 171,13
Sansa e280, 8192 MB
€ 196,80
€ 216,49
Sansa c200 MP3 Player
Sansa c240, 1024MB
€ 57,46
€ 63,21
Sansa c250, 2048MB
€ 81,93
€ 90,12
Sansa MP3 player storage capabilities are as follows:
# of songs (MP3)3
Playback time4
Sansa - 1.0GB
16 hours, MP3
Sansa - 2.0GB
32 hours, MP3
Sansa - 4.0GB
64 hours, MP3
Sansa - 6.0GB
96 hours, MP3
Sansa - 8.0GB
128 hours, MP3
The dimensions of the Sansa e200 are 1.7 in. wide x 3.5 in. long x 0.5 in. high (4.4 cm wide x 8.9 cm long x 1.3 cm high) and screen size is 1.8-inch (4.572 cm) TFT color screen (QCIF+). The c200 sports a thin profile (1.3" x 3.1" x .6"), light weight (1.51 ounces with battery, 1.09 without) and a durable plastic case with a 1.4-inch color LCD (128 x 98 pixels) screen.
The players are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of popular music formats such as MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) in both unprotected and protected files (such as those WMA files purchased from music stores).
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.

1. 1 gigabyte (GB) equals 1 billion bytes.
2. Rechargeable batteries may eventually need to be replaced as they have limited charge cycles (which vary with use and settings). SanDisk sells an end user battery pack replacement (SKU product) for an MSRP of € 15,05.
3. Approximation based on 4 minute songs at 128 kbps MP3.
4. Based on continuous playback at 128 kbps MP3 (3, 932,160 bytes/song).
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