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Intel Working On Handheld Video Player

13 Aug, 2002 By: Hive News

Intel Corp. is developing the technology for a handheld “portable videoplayer” capable of storing up to 70 hours of programming.

Intel market development manager Bryan Peebler terms the device “an MP3 player for video.” Consumers will be able to download programming by plugging into a computer or personal video recorder (PVR).

Intel won't make the devices itself, but plans to license the technology to hardware makers.

Nobody will be surprised if movie and TV studios, which have sued PVR makers over device-shifting and ad-skipping technologies, oppose the handhelds for the same reasons, even though Peebler promises users will not be able to copy from the devices.

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