Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 22:25 UTC
Multimedia, AV Five years later and Apple now holds over 75% of the mp3 player market. Read why the iPod succeeded, why Gizmodo hates it and the generation tree at Engadget. Fatefully, today I happened to post a review of the 1st Gen Nano too.
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RE: Gizmodo Article
by HappyGod on Tue 24th Oct 2006 02:37 UTC in reply to "Gizmodo Article"
HappyGod
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2005-10-19

While I accept that this article is a little tounge-in-cheek, I do think he's right about Bluetooth and the FM radio.

Bluetooth would not only enable users to update their iPod without wires (which in my opinion is essential), but it would also enable users to connect to their (larger) music collection on their PCs as they pottered about the house.

As for the FM radio, Apple really is behind the 8 ball here. A lot of phones have this feature for Gods sake.

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RE[2]: Gizmodo Article
by Hermes88 on Tue 24th Oct 2006 03:03 in reply to "RE: Gizmodo Article"
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2005-07-11

Have you ever tried to transfer mp3's through bluetooth to a mobile phone or PDA? It's horrendously slow.

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RE[3]: Gizmodo Article
by HappyGod on Tue 24th Oct 2006 03:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Gizmodo Article"
HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

This is often a limitation of the device rather than the technology. Good bluetooth implementations are very rare.

Also, BT shouldn't be viewed as a replacement for wires. I would imagine something like this would be useful for transferring music to/from one iPod to another, or for transferring music to/from another PC when cables aren't available (at work for example).

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