Linked by robojerk on Thu 30th Dec 2010 00:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have often wondered why there wasn't a flood of Android portable media players - now the WSJ Reports: "With the move, Samsung will round out a series of Galaxy-named gadgets that matches product for product with Apple Inc.'s line of iPods, iPad and iPhone. Samsung will have the Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone. All use a variation of Google Inc.'s Android operating system and work with apps developed for it."
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 30th Dec 2010 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Really? The only reason I bought a Grundig MP3 player 2gb was because the damn thing is exactly 2 times cheaper than iPod shuffle 2gb.


Too bad you can't purchase it where I live - 2GB though would be entirely useless for me anyway given that I compress mind in 'true VBR' which ~320K which means I need the space.

I've yet for someone to show me where I can get a 160GB mp3 player that is the same or cheaper price than the iPod Classic. Ok, lets take the Cowon J3 for example which I can pick up NZ for NZ$462 for the 32GB model, or I can pay $38 more and get a mp3 player that has an operating system with access to a huge array of applications can be easily purchased from any high street retail store plus up to 3 years of operating system updates when compared to the 'lets abandon our customers after 6 months' mentality that Archos and Cowon seem to be happy to do.

Edited 2010-12-30 12:46 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Neolander on Thu 30th Dec 2010 13:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2010-03-08

Don't know about archos, but are you sure that Cowon does that ? Their support seems rather long-lived, looking at the time during which they sold the M3, X5, and S9.

I still am pissed off by the D2, where they didn't took the time to test the firmware seriously before releasing it (It came with a buggy implementation of IDtags... Come on !). But I must admit that they took the time to fix it. Contrast with all those iPod nano 2G owners who never got an update to fix its persistent lock-ups.

Edited 2010-12-30 13:02 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 31st Dec 2010 07:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't know about archos, but are you sure that Cowon does that ? Their support seems rather long-lived, looking at the time during which they sold the M3, X5, and S9.

I still am pissed off by the D2, where they didn't took the time to test the firmware seriously before releasing it (It came with a buggy implementation of IDtags... Come on !). But I must admit that they took the time to fix it. Contrast with all those iPod nano 2G owners who never got an update to fix its persistent lock-ups.


I'm waiting for the Cowon X7 to come to New Zealand which apparently will be some time next year. If all is working out right it appears to be a good replacement for the iPod I have - lets hope that by that time things are working smoothly on the firmware front.

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