Slacker has officially announced their Portable Player and Premium Radio service. The portable player has been one we have been looking forward to for a long time and it seems it was worth the wait. While not perfect, it has a very nice feature set.
The Slacker Portable Player will allow you to take your Slacker personalized radio stations with you on-the-go. The portable player will be available in 3 models offering from 2GB to 8GB of storage, when synced the player will load your personalized radio stations on the device so you will not have to worry about having a constant connection. The player will be able to sync and refresh using a USB connection (Windows only) or over Wi-Fi.
The Slacker portable player features a 4-inch color display that will show artist profile, album reviews and cover art, has 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, offer up to 10 hours of battery life with a removable battery, weighs just 4.6 ounces and will work with either the Slacker Basic Radio or Premium Radio services. To assist in personalizing your stations you will be able to use the Heart and Ban buttons while on-the-go.
The Slacker Portable Player will be available in three models, a 15 station (2GB), 25 station(4GB) and 40 station (8GB) model that will retail for $199.99, $249.99 and $299.99 respectively. They are expected to begin shipping on or before December 13th 2007 and are currently available for pre-order.