Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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GStepper
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2006-03-08

"...7" is too small for finger-friendly use..."
Then why on earth did Apple release a touch-based iPod Nano?!?!?!?!?!


- Perhaps because the nano has a very limited set of apps which are tailored (music related apps only) for the device whereas the iPad or any other tablet devices are designed to run plenty of very different apps (Internet apps, Office apps, multimedia apps...). Do you really think this difference in the use of the devices doesn't justify the size of the nano's screen and/or the use of multi-touch on the nano ?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think that nothing, except for spec sheet padding, can justify inclusion of multi-touch on a DAP that has the size of the Nano. Touchscreens why not, for portability it makes sense (although my experience of touch on the D2 is that it's already a bit small for that, and nano is even smaller if I remember well), but multitouch on a nano is just as relevant at video playback on an iPod shuffle's power LED : physically, a human being equipped with average fingers can not take advantage of it.

Edited 2010-10-20 10:04 UTC

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