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SmartQ has officially introduced the new TAO media player, coming up with a sleek blackish design and a 3.3-inch 480×320 HVGA display. It has a 500mhz Blackfin processor, a 4GB capacity, an FM tuner , A microphone and SDHC slot, to expand your storage. This 105 × 62×14 mm PMP supports wide bunch of formats, including MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, APE, AAC, WAV (PCM, ADPCM), FLV, WMV, ASF, 3GP, MPEG, RMVB, DAT, MP4, Xvid, and even high-def Divx (720 × 480). Battery can provide up to 20 hours of audio or 6 hours of video, which is fairly reasonable for a $100 price tag.

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  1. Get your facts right. The Tao does NOT have FM tuner and like all SmartQ products it has NO built-in internal memory — ALL memory is on the SDHC card. The firmware is also on the SDHC card, which is good — it’s impossible to brick this player by messing the firmware….all you have to do is reformat the SDHC card and reload the firmware on to it. Finally, you got the price wrong as well…to the US, this unit costs ~$150 with zero memory, and the price goes up from there.

  2. Get your facts right. The Tao does NOT have FM tuner and like all SmartQ products it has NO built-in internal memory — ALL memory is on the SDHC card. The firmware is also on the SDHC card, which is good — it’s impossible to brick this player by messing the firmware….all you have to do is reformat the SDHC card and reload the firmware on to it. Finally, you got the price wrong as well…to the US, this unit costs ~$150 with zero memory, and the price goes up from there.

  3. Nir,

    I get my specs from owning a TAO. And I can tell you as a fact…not by just repeating what I’ve read somewhere but from what I have in my hands…that the TAO has no FM, no TV out, and no internal memory. With respect to the memory, I personally think that’s a good thing. As to pricing, the only outfit that currently sells the TAO to the US is allPMP, which sells an 8GB unit for $144 plus shipping. Play Smart in Singapore used to sell the TAO to the US for $150 with zero memory but stopped when some TAOs came up with screen issues.

  4. Nir,

    I get my specs from owning a TAO. And I can tell you as a fact…not by just repeating what I’ve read somewhere but from what I have in my hands…that the TAO has no FM, no TV out, and no internal memory. With respect to the memory, I personally think that’s a good thing. As to pricing, the only outfit that currently sells the TAO to the US is allPMP, which sells an 8GB unit for $144 plus shipping. Play Smart in Singapore used to sell the TAO to the US for $150 with zero memory but stopped when some TAOs came up with screen issues.

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