"In this Reuters article, Diamond Multimedia states that they are making 10,000 units a week and are still behind demand. Otherwise a fairly standard news report -- "Users love MP3, industry hates it". "
I've found that they skip terribly at 128kbits, but less then
that and they are tolerable. The first portable mp3 player
than can store 5+ hours of music at 128kbits and not skip
will do well. Until then, the Rio is a beta test for the
real revolution. When the real deal is here though, the Rio
will have made sure that we have lots of MP3s to choose from.