SEATTLE, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK) , the leader in digital music subscription services, today announced it is offering an $80 rebate on all models of SanDisk Corporation's groundbreaking new SanDisk(R) Sansa(TM) m200 series of flash-based MP3 players when consumers sign up for a six month subscription to the Rhapsody(R) To Go music service. Rhapsody To Go is the portable version of RealNetworks' award-winning Rhapsody online music subscription service.
The special offer, which is available starting today for all Sansa m200 players, effectively covers the $79.99 suggested retail price of the 512MB Sansa m230, which holds up to 16 hours of digital music. The rebate also offers a substantial savings for consumers interested in trying Rhapsody To Go with the 1-, 2- and 4-gigabyte models of SanDisk's new Sansa m200 series of players. The special offer is available today via http://www.rhapsody.com/rebate and will soon be available through national retail outlets.
"Real and SanDisk are making it easier than ever for consumers to discover and enjoy subscription music on the go," said Robert Acker, vice president of music services for RealNetworks. "Rhapsody To Go is already the best way for music fans to discover and enjoy the music they love wherever they choose. SanDisk's new devices make the experience even better, delivering superior performance at a value price. It's a winning combination."
"SanDisk is continuously focused on providing its customers with a superior experience," said Eric Bone, director of retail product marketing at SanDisk. "We're excited to be working with Real to give our customers access to the popular Rhapsody To Go music service on our groundbreaking new Sansa m200 line of devices, which offer an easy-to-use interface and affordable, high-capacity flash storage. We believe the combination of Sansa m200 and Rhapsody will be exciting for anyone who loves music."
The Sansa m200 series of MP3 players, which range in capacity from 512MB to 4 GB, use embedded flash memory to store many hours of digital music. The new players support Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) Player 10 and feature PlaysForSure(TM) support for portable music downloads and subscription services including Rhapsody To Go.
Rhapsody To Go is an innovative portable subscription offering that gives subscribers the convenience of enjoying their favorite music wherever they go. Rhapsody To Go subscribers can stream or download an unlimited amount of music to their PC desktop, choosing from Rhapsody's wide-ranging library, then transfer an unlimited number of downloads to compatible portable music players for on-the-go enjoyment. Subscribers can also listen to professionally programmed Internet radio stations, build their own custom stations, purchase favorite songs for 89 cents each, and access Rhapsody's extensive collection of playlists, artist samplers, and music recommendations. Rhapsody To Go costs $14.99 per month.
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including the award-winning Rhapsody Internet jukebox service and RealPlayer(R)10, the first product to integrate finding, organizing, buying, playing and managing digital audio and video in a single product. Consumers can access and experience audio/video programming and download RealNetworks' consumer software at http://www.real.com/ . Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. RealNetworks' systems and corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/ .
NOTE: RealNetworks and Rhapsody are registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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