Adding to the recent launch of some laptops and cell phones, NEC now wants a big slice of the MP3 pie as well. The company recently expressed its interest in jumping into the portable audio player market. It seems that the company has been planning this move for some time already, as the first MP3 player from NEC is set to hit the market some time this month. It is said that NEC’s first venture into the MP3 game will also include the ability to play and record videos, so it’ll be unlikely that you find a 512MB player. Perhaps NEC has its eyes set on tackling the 30 or 60GB iPod Video.