Napster Giving Away MP3 Players

New subscribers receive Rio devices.

Napster is offering free MP3 players for a limited time to consumers who sign up for an annual subscription to the digital music service.

Consumers who purchase a one-year subscription to Napster for $119.40 will receive a free Rio Chiba Sport portable music device as a bonus. The Chiba is a flash memory player with 128 MBs of storage capacity.

For an additional $80, consumers can upgrade to the larger-capacity Rio Nitrus, which has 1.5 GB of memory.

The Chiba has a suggested retail price of $129.99; the Nitrus is $199.99.

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