Remember that there are two families of e280. The version 2 device has the same chipset as the Fuze, it’s a hybrid device essentially, hence the difference in behavior from other e200s.
The sound of the v2 is the same as the Fuze. The Fuze is a new form factor, thinner because of its new polymer battery. The tradeoff is that with the new design, the battery is not replaceable, as in the e280.
I have both machines, and either one is a great device.
The Fuze’s “landscape”, or horizontal screen, means that video is easier to work with, but the overall album art size is better on the e280, because it’s vertical.
Kind of a dilemma, isn’t it?