“Well, I haven’t done any good statistics poll but the crowd has spoken - AA powered DAPs are virtually extinct and I think digital cameras are following this trend. Maybe it’s because of ignorance and maybe it’s because people just don’t care -”
No, it is that there isn’t one company that dominates digital cameras or cell phones. Canon, Sony, and Nikon are big players in digital cameras, however there is also Konica, Panasonic, Pentax, Olympus, and others.
With mp3 players, since Apple has such large market share, they set the trend. Imo many people including myself want an mp3 with an easily swappable battery, however since high quality ones aren’t available now, we reluctantly buy a player with a built in battery. Let’s see which company will be first to make a high quality, large capacity, flash memory based player with a card slot and an easily swappable battery. It would be even nicer if it is built using a metal case, and it it has a 3 year warranty.