I am not a big fan of MP4, or movie or music, but today, Wendy surprised me with some good hi-tech toys – the MP4 players that have been popular in the market for several years in China.
Our favorite is a MP4 player with many functions – Mahdi. It has 4GB of storage (many has much bigger than this), and can play HD MP4, display pictures, play music and record sound. The screen is very big – like two typical mobile phone combined (I mean the size of two phone, not their screen). The price is 299 RMB (40 USD). It is not bad at all.
With the cost of LCD and chip/processing going down, you can easily spend several hundred RMB to get a pretty decent player.
The usability is terrible, compared to iPhone or iPod, but on the function side, comparable!
The next big question is, when the Chinese manufacturer start to work on the design and software to leverage the cheap hardware.