Very First MP3 Player Turns 10
Before there were iPods, there were MP3 players. The very first one was launched this Month on CeBIT in 1998. The iPod on the other hand, is just barely 7 years old.
The MPMan F10 has a whooping 32MB of flash memory when it first went out in public. Produced by Korea’s Saehan Information Systems, this very first MP3 player went on sale at just $250 a pop.
Then Rio followed suit with their PMP300. Apple was late by 3 years but it revolutionized how people consumed digital music. The rest, they say is history.
Back in 2003, a friend from Japan whom I knew thru the internet came back to the Philippines, brought me a first generation iPod. It was just 10GB, hooks up via Firewire and weighs like a brick. That was my very first MP3 player. I never stopped loving the iPod and had 6 more of them since then — iPod 20GB, iPod Photo, iPod Video 30GB, iPod Nano 2nd Gen, iPod Nano 3rd Gen, iPod Touch.
What was your first MP3 player and when did you had it?