D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

What do you get when you remove the phone part of the iPhone? You get a touch-screen iPod!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 6:15 AM

Check out this article based on Apple's "The Beat Goes On" special event.

First big deal: new iPod Nano:

NICE! Although, to be honest, I don't really use mine for much video viewing...the screen is pretty small, and the nano screen is even smaller...but still...that device is just a nice package.

But then...

Then what? It's an iPhone. OH NO IT ISN'T! This is the new iPod Touch, which is basically the iPhone but without the phone component. AND it comes with wi-fi. That's right, an MP3 player that comes with wi-fi, something that Mobile 5 phone makers couldn't do with a communication device (yes, I'm bitter). Think of this scenario:

You're out and about, you have a wi-fi connection, and you hear a song you like somewhere. You browse iTunes on your phone, download the song, and voila: instant gratification.

The device will also come with Safari on it (um...can I install Firefox instead?) and a few other apps it looks like.

Very kewl stuff coming out of Apple...Christmas is just around the corner you know.

D




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# re: What do you get when you remove the phone part of the iPhone? You get a touch-screen iPod!

the two larger things at the event were the 200$ price drop on the IPhone, and the ability to buy songs via wifi directly from the Iphone and Ipod wifi.

How pissed would you be if you'd just bought one only to have it drop 200 bucks 1.5 months later. 9/5/2007 7:22 AM | Cam

# re: What do you get when you remove the phone part of the iPhone? You get a touch-screen iPod!


Seriously, having the ability to download directly using some BitTorrent software installed on my iPod via wi-fi.

How sweet is that? ;)


9/5/2007 12:09 PM | William

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