Sony's Hard Drive MP3 Player reports on Sony's newly announced hard-drive based MP3 player -- the Giga Pavit.

The new player from Sony is the first to use the recently announced Cornice 2GB Storage Element. This storage media was announced on January 5th, and was speculated to be used in the (then) rumored Mini iPods. Instead, the iPod Mini uses a 4GB Hitachi Drive.

Sony's 2GB device is expected to retail at 35,000 Yen (~$327 US Dollars).