According to projections made by Forrester Research, portable digital audio player sales are expected to hit 32 million units in the United States by 2003.
"When Creative first introduced the NOMAD player last year, the company announced that it would make available an entire suite of portable digital audio players and introduce its customers to exciting and revolutionary new portable audio technologies in the coming months," said Hock Leow, chief technology officer for Creative. "We have successfully delivered on that promise today with the introduction of such feature-rich products as the NOMAD Jukebox and NOMAD II MG. We are thrilled to deliver two unique and innovative products to digital audio and technology enthusiasts and look forward to continue growing the company's PDE Internet Solutions."
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