While I felt a tinge of sadness but I think now is the time to find an underdog when it comes to Portable Music Players (PMP).
Here are some brands that I found out as an alternative to the Apple iPod as being the best in its class.
I am thinking the following features should be available in search of that PMP:
- Full video, picture, audio support on both proprietary and open alternative formats
- MTP support on most sync software found in both Windows and Linux,
- 24 hours battery life when in continuous playing mode
- USB and WiFi support for synching data and installation of apps (latter could be waived)
- Small and thin form factor
- Digital recording function
- Support for 3.5 mm connectors