Lenovo Hits the PMP market with the MRT800
by Mark R
This goes without saying, but Lenovo is quite successful. They are the ones who created some nice netbooks and laptops in the past few years. At CES, they gave us the ThinkPad W700ds with its slide-out screen. They are now turning their eye on Portable Media Players (PMPs) with the MRT800.
The MRT800 doesn’t seem to be very innovative, as it doesn’t offer anything new to the PMP world. Its main feature is a touchscreen that measures at 4.3 inches with a resolution of 480 x 272. The memory is about 4 GB, and there is a mircoSD card slot.
As for the other standard features, it can support RM/RMVB, AVI, ASF, MP4, FLV video, MP3, WMA, FLAC, APE, OGG, WAV, as well as JPEG or BMP images. It also features an FM tuner.
Yes, this PMP doesn’t look like any different than the plethora of PMPs that are already on the market and selling like hotcakes. However, does the MRT800 really need to be different?
So far, there is no word on a price or availability. As long as it is less expensive than your average iPod with that amount of memory, this thing will sell easily. I mean, it is Lenovo, for crying out loud.