Epson hopes to ship its P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer in November -- a portable device with a CompactFlash slot, 3.8" LCD screen, and 40GB hard drive.
Features of note:
* VGA resolution screen: 640x480, which is a higher resolution than similar portable devices.
* Playback of movies, music, and photos.
* Handles RAW photo files produced by Canon, Nikon, and Epson.
* USB v2 and can print photos directly to printers. An slot adapter (extra cost?) handles other memory card formats.
Because it uses a hard drive, its battery life is spec'ed at 3 hours, which means around 2 hours in the real world. No indication of the battery type. Price is not cheap: US$600. More information at Mobilemag.com.