PMP/MP3 player market to grow to 275 mln units by 2011

Worldwide unit shipments for both flash-based and HDD-based portable media player (PMP)/MP3 players reached 182 mln in 2006, up 42% from 2005. Fueled by market drivers, such as inexpensive flash-based players available around the world, growing broadband penetration, and the increasing availability of affordable, legitimate music and video online, the PMP/MP3 player market is expected to grow to 275 mln units by 2011, Research and Markets says.