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Toshiba Intros Gigabeat Flash Line of Digital Audio Players

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Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C., ("Toshiba") announced today its new line of gigabeat(R) Flash digital audio players in two storage capacities and trendy cosmetic designs. The new Toshiba gigabeat Flash players offer compact designs and are cool to wear.

The two new gigabeat flash players offer a 1.1" diagonally measured Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED) color screen with vibrant colors and sharp detail for displaying images. The new gigabeats offer ample storage capacities with the MEP-05FR offering 512MB and the MEP-10FK offering 1GB of storage.

Catering to a more fashion conscious consumer, Toshiba is introducing both models in appealing, new designs and compact sizes. The larger capacity MEP- 10FK has an elegant, clean design and comes in metallic black tones, while the MEP-05FR offers a trendy multi-colored pallet look -- an ideal accessory for any outfit. Designed for maximum convenience and perfect for use on the go, gigabeat Flash models come with a bandolier to wear the device around your neck.

Offering various playback choices to consumers, the new gigabeat Flash players feature WMA, MP3, WAV playback capabilities as well as JPEG photo support. Flash models also come equipped with an FM Tuner and even offer a built-in voice recorder. gigabeat Flash players also include three different styles of clock designs that are activated when the player is not being used, and both models feature up to 14 hours of battery life for longer lasting music experience on the go.

In order to offer consumers the greatest flexibility and download options, Toshiba is working with Microsoft to provide Windows Media PlaysForSure(TM) compatibility. Via a USB port, gigabeat Flash players are able to download music and photos via Windows Media Player 10. This offers consumers a wider range of content options available from a wide array of supporting Web sites.

 Pricing and Expected Availability MEP-05FR ($129, January 2006); MEP-10FK ($179, January 2006) About Toshiba
Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is a limited liability company, owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology products with subsidiaries worldwide. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is a pioneer in DVD and DVD Recorder technology and a leading manufacturer of a full line of home entertainment products, including flat panel TV, rear and front projection and direct view televisions, combination products and portable devices. Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with production facilities in Lebanon, Tennessee. For additional information please visit

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