Budget-minded ZVUE 250 PMP starts shipping

Budget-minded ZVUE 250 PMP starts shipping


With so many choices out there, it can difficult to decide on just the right portable media player. It’s got to have good sound quality, video playback, and a compact form factor. It’s got to have memory expansion. Maybe, just maybe, the ZVUE 250 is the PMP for you. After all, it’s just $100.

The personal media player by Handheld Entertainment is now shipping, available at Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, and several other retailers. In short, the ZVUE 250 boasts a 2.5-inch backlit display, up to six hours of battery life on a single charge, dual earphone jacks for music sharing, and support for a wide variety of multimedia formats including MP3, WMV, WMA (DRM), OGG, MP2, AVI, ASF, Xvid, MPEG4, WMV, JPG, and BMP.

It’s won’t floor you with breathtaking features, but it is said to be “simple to use” with its “nice interface” and “great screen.” There doesn’t appear to be any on-board memory, so you’ll have to provide your own SD cards (they’ll get you started with a free 128MB card).