Sangean Cancels Production Plans for DT600-HD

Would have been an HD Radio portable that also included analog AM
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Sangean now says it’s not planning to introduce an HD Radio portable that was to have included analog AM in the U.S. this year.

Responding to a question from Radio World, a Sangean spokesman said the company decided not to go ahead with production of the DT-600 HD; he could not say why. The spokesman also said Amazon is not accepting pre-orders for the unit, as we had reported. Sangean had not answered Radio World's query at the time that story was published.

IBiquity had a prototype of the unit in its booth at CES and also at the spring NAB Show. The multicast-capable unit was to support program-associated data services and feature iTunes tagging via a USB port.