IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The new Gateway(TM) MP3 Photo Jukebox will give music lovers a new fun, affordable and very convenient way to take their favorite music and photos with them wherever they go. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020930/LAM050LOGO ) The new Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox will make anyone currently on a waiting list for other mini-digital music players think twice. The new Gateway jukebox combines 4GB of storage in a small and lightweight 3.4-ounce design, with cool new features including a large color display, digital photo storage, and a removable and rechargeable battery.(1) "This feature-rich digital music player is very small, sleek, easy to use and offers a combination of features that can't be found anywhere else in the market," said Ed Fisher, senior vice president of product planning for Gateway, Inc. "Combine its affordable price, unique features, music service compatibility and out-of-the box Napster To Go Service, and you've got a great holiday gift for music lovers of all ages." The new device promotes a new way of enjoying digital music. Right out of the box, the jukebox comes ready to download music content directly from the new Napster To Go service, the world's first portable subscription service. Available as a plug-in through the new free Windows Media Player 10, Napster To Go gives music lovers unlimited access to more than a million songs for one low monthly price. Rather than having to purchase individual songs a la carte, Gateway customers can use Napster To Go to get unlimited fill-ups of their MP3 Photo Jukebox. For a limited time, a prepaid month of Napster To Go is provided at no cost with the MP3 Photo Jukebox and customers who want to subscribe after the prepaid month pay only the $14.95 monthly fee.(2) "Napster To Go offers an amazing value to consumers and the new Gateway MP3 Jukebox lets them experience this revolutionary portable subscription service on a smart, simple, affordable device full of features that are important to die-hard music fans and novices alike," said Laura Goldberg, Napster's COO. "We are extremely pleased that Gateway has developed a quality device that complements Napster's service and will enable consumers to make the most of their digital music experience." Moving beyond the typical black-and-white displays available on most MP3 players, the Gateway jukebox boasts a large 1.6-inch, vibrant color display. The crisp and bright images give music lovers a better way to navigate their music library and view track information. Unlike most other digital music players, the Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox can store and display digital photos. This unique feature is perfect for people traveling on vacation or business who find they've maxed out their camera's capacity, or who simply want to carry a collection of photos along with their digital music. Transferring photos to the MP3 Photo Jukebox is easy; the jukebox can be connected directly to a digital camera with the included USB 2.0 cable. By simply connecting the two devices and following the prompts, the photos are quickly transferred. The Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox can be used to view digital photos one by one or in a slideshow format, giving the customer even more enjoyment out of the large color display. The Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox is simple to use. The large 1.6 inch color display is easy to read, whether viewing photos, playlists or track information. The intuitive scroll navigation makes accessing and managing content quick and easy. Music can be browsed by album, artist, genre, track or playlist, and modes such as shuffle and repeat tailor the music mix. Plus, music lovers can personalize their listening experience with more than 20 different equalizer settings. After filling their Gateway jukebox with music and other content, Gateway customers have maximum listening time ahead of them, since the battery delivers more than eight hours of play time on a single charge.(3) And unlike most other digital music players, the battery can be removed and recharged. Comfortable to carry in a pocket or purse, the Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox is compact and sleek. It measures only 3.8in x 2.3in x 0.7in (L x W x D) and weighs just 3.4 ounces -- less than most cell phones. And while the size is small, the sound quality is big. The Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox delivers clean, crisp high-fidelity sound. Its large 4GB of storage capacity can house up to 1,000 MP3 songs -- so an entire collection of great music can always be on hand. The Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox will include the new Windows Media Player 10, offering Gateway customers more music and more choices including built-in access to a broad range of digital music services. It also includes the new Auto Sync feature, which automatically synchronizes customer's digital music collections and photos from a PC to their new Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox. Gateway plans to verify the new MP3 Photo Jukebox with the PlaysForSure logo when it ships in November. The PlaysForSure logo offers consumers a symbol of verified support for a broad range of music download services. This will also include support for the state-of-the-art Windows Media DRM 10 for music subscription services. Using a portable subscription service like Napster To Go, Gateway customers can fill their jukebox with enough music to fill hundreds of CDs, at a price of just a single CD. Priced at just $249.99 the Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox comes with an AC Adapter, soft cover bag and ear bud headphones. The jukebox can be pre-ordered now on www.gateway.com or by calling 1-800-GATEWAY. The jukeboxes will ship in November, making them a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays. About Gateway Since its founding in 1985, Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government offices and schools. With its acquisition of eMachines now complete, Gateway is the third-largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. Its products under both brands received more than 150 awards and honors last year. Gateway products are offered at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. eMachines products are sold by major retailers. See www.gateway.com for more information. All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices exclude shipping and handling. Applicable taxes extra. Gateway Terms and Conditions of Sale apply. Intel, Pentium and Centrino are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. 1.) Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes. 2.) New Napster members only. Major credit card required. You may cancel the service anytime before the end of your Free Trial and your credit card will not be billed, unless you purchase any tracks or albums during the trial. At the end of the trial period, if service is not cancelled, Napster will charge your credit card $14.95 per month. For details please go to www.gateway.com/photojukebox. 3.) May vary depending on actual use factors.
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