Portable CD/MP3 Player Introduced

The first portable CD player capable of playing MP3 files burned onto CDs will be released in November, according to its manufacturer, Pine Technology USA. More than 100 MP3 files can fit onto a CD when using Pine's format, according to the manufacturer. The player, known as the SM-200C, also will be able to play standard CDs, and will be priced at $299. The company also sells a compatible CD recorder.