ZVUE media player - Video download|
"The bottom line is this, the real-time clock and DRM software make it possible for HandHeld Entertainment ZVUE users to legally acquire any video off the Internet that's DRM-compatible," said Jeff Oscodar, president and chief executive officer of HandHeld Entertainment. "It's that simple. As a result, the ZVUE is the world's only portable media player priced under $100 that supports Digital Rights Management and delivers legal media to go for on the go consumers."
Microsoft Digital Rights Management - Audio and Video
Zupporting Microsoft's DRM allows all ZVUE v1.2 users to download video and audio content from the ZVUE download site at http://www.zvue.com/downloads/, as well as at hundreds of online locations, such as Walmart.com, Rhapsody and Yahoo! Music, among others.
HandHeld Entertainment and ZVUE history
HandHeld Entertainment announced its first ZVUE in mid-2003 with a $99 price point and shipped its first units before Christmas 2003. Version 1.2 of the ZVUE is currently available for purchase online and in more than 1,500 retailers throughout the United States, including selected Wal-Mart stores and Discovery Channel Store locations nationwide. In October 2005, HandHeld Entertainment announced plans for a next-generation ZVUE that will be slightly smaller and lighter than v1.2 of the ZVUE, and will feature on-board flash memory and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and will be compatible with WMV and Windows Media Audio (WMA). At the time, the company announced that the so-called "next-generation" ZVUE would be the first PMP priced under $200 to support DRM.
Consumer Electronics Show 2006 - Support legal content
"The truth of the matter is that all of our ZVUEs will support legal downloads, as well as free video and audio content, from the entry-level ZVUE that's being sold around the country right now to the newest ZVUEs we'll be introducing next week in Las Vegas at the world's largest technology event, the Consumer Electronics Show," Oscodar said.
About HandHeld Entertainment
HandHeld Entertainment is the world's first portable digital entertainment company to offer mass-market portable media players at mass-market prices via mass-market distribution at more than 1,500 retail locations across the United States. ZVUE users can download thousands of free media titles at www.zvue.com/downloads.