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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Dave!And the Apple domination of downloadable music continues. As absolutely everybody on the planet is probably aware of by now, Apple just finished up a media event to announce a new Motorola iTunes phone and the stunning iPod nano.

It's so sad, but I want one quite badly. This is despite the fact that I already own a full-sized iPod (which I never use) and an iPod Shuffle (which I use constantly). It's just too cool not to own one, and my life suddenly seems incomplete until I have one...

iPod nano

How do they do that? It's like the size of a cookie.

As for the iPod "ROKR" phone... well, I don't know that I really care to have one for the music capabilities. The reason I want it is because it's so tightly integrated with the Mac for transferring my address book and stuff. The fact that I have to dump Verizon in order to get it is not a problem, because it's not like Verizon has bent over backwards to service their Mac customers. If Cingular has the vision to support my platform of choice, then that's the company I want to be with...


I will miss Verizon coverage, which is sweet despite being the antiquated and crappy CDMA version instead of the internationally accepted GSM (finally, an international phone for me!)... but I won't miss their crap phone selection with their even crappier phone features (Bluetooth is only JUST NOW arriving in their phones which is a total joke). I also won't miss their greedy policy of charging me for features that should be free (e.g., you can't download photos you take, because they make you spend the money to email them to yourself, which is balls-stupid).

Hey Verizon... can you hear me now?

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  1. DaveCH says:

    SaWeet! And isn’t funny that Apple can make their old products seem so out of date so easily. Instantly, the colorful iPod minis look like something from the Dell design shop…

  2. Sayuri says:

    I already have that phone but in black…not silver!!!

  3. Patrick says:

    I’m just wondering where they lost the iPod micro and whether the next version will be an implant iPod called pico or if they’ll jump directly to yocto and then have a merger with Ecto?

    At first I wasn’t all that impressed until I saw how small it was. Dang! It almost fits the wallet…

  4. Dave2 says:

    I think next they’ll have iPod Stamp… you just lick it and slap it on your earlobe or something.

    I wasn’t sure I was going to buy one… but then I cut out a piece of cardboard to the size of a micro and saw just how small it was and decided I simply must order one. I totally love my iPod Shuffle, and this is not much bigger with full iPod features.

    The cool extras… like being able to sync photos and have international clocks and such… was too cool to pass up. I don’t carry a PDA, so these little extras are perfect.

  5. The Ref, LGC, England says:

    Get a T-Mobile phone!!

  6. Neil T. says:

    I think the iPod iMplant is only a couple of years away.

  7. Kevin says:

    While the added features are a bit nice, I can’t say I’m too keen on it overall. I’m not a fan of having the headphone jack in the bottom of the thing, for one. Two, the drives are just too small. 2 and 4 GB do me no good. Hence why I never bought a Mini.

    BTW, your comments feature, since you switched over, still won’t save my personal information no matter how many times I click the “yes” radio button.

  8. Patrick says:

    How about the iPod iStamp iMplat iTalk 120 GiB killer gizmo…?

    Kevin, for me it finally works to save the cookie with personal info. Are you sure you’re not blocking something?

  9. Tracy says:

    Or check this out if you haven’t see the “iPod Flea”!

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