Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 30th Sep 2010 12:12 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "I am truly shocked that so many people are being duped by BlackBerry's recent announcement of their tablet, the PlayBook. I have read endless comments from people who are saying they can't wait to get this tablet computer. Well, I think I have some bad news for you folks. There is no evidence that the PlayBook exist as advertised. Why do I say this? I will make it brief..."
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nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26


Basically, Steve’s whole attitude to releases is the polar opposite of most other companies who can’t keep their traps shut and mouth off about that which they can’t actually deliver. *cough*Vista*cough*


*cough*first generation of ipods*cough

Oh and those junky first gen ipods do not work with the latest version of itunes. Supporting even a simple mp3 player for 5 years seems to go against Apple policy. I guess the flip side is that most failed long ago.

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

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Basically, Steve’s whole attitude to releases is the polar opposite of most other companies who can’t keep their traps shut and mouth off about that which they can’t actually deliver. *cough*Vista*cough*


*cough*first generation of ipods*cough

Oh and those junky first gen ipods do not work with the latest version of itunes. Supporting even a simple mp3 player for 5 years seems to go against Apple policy. I guess the flip side is that most failed long ago.
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It's been longer than 5 years, just coming up on 9 actually. And most heavily used consumer electronics (get carried in purses, back packs, pockets) don't last more than a couple of years before they're broken.

I actually trained for and ran a Marathon with my 1st gen iPhone. It took several dives (plenty of knarly dents in it) with me on runs, and it kept on ticking. I eventually broke it by stepping on it while it was in my pants on the floor.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


It's been longer than 5 years, just coming up on 9 actually.


I was referring to the minis and nanos. But the early classics were junky as well and a lot of those classics were sold well after newer models had been released.

Let's not forget they had to replace the first gen nano in Japan because of overheating issues.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/apple-offers-first-generation-ip...

The early ipods all had below average build quality, that really isn't debatable. Apple ipods are fine now but Sony MP3 players have always been better in their early models.

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gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

Can't you put Rockbox on those things now?

Put that on it and use it like a mass storage device.

http://www.rockbox.org/

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